TITLE

Cutbacks give plants anonymity

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Barry
PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses findings of a study of university staff in British botany and biology departments that teach whole-plant botany, which showed a decline in the interest for plant taxonomy, both as a subject to be taught and to be researched. Declining interest in plant morphology and systematics; Total number of whole-plant botanists in full-time permanent employment; Precarious nature of specialisms; Factors that contributed to difficulties in supplying material for study of plant taxonomy.
ACCESSION #
10552607

 

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