Botany & Botanist

Botany, also called plant science, plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist or plant scientist is a scientist who specialises in this field. Traditionally, botany has also included the study of fungi and algae by mycologists and phycologists respectively, with the study of these three groups of organisms remaining within the sphere of interest of the International Botanical Congress. Nowadays, botanists study approximately 410,000 species of land plants of which some 391,000 species are vascular plants (including 369,000 species of flowering plants) and 20,000 are bryophytes Botany originated in prehistory as herbalism with the efforts of early humans to identify – and later cultivate – edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, making it one of the oldest branches of science. Medieval physic gardens, often attached to monasteries,contained plants of medical importance. They were forerunners of the first botanical gardens attached to universities, founded from the 1540s onwards. One of the earliest was the Padua botanical garden. These gardens facilitated the academic study of plants. Efforts to catalogue and describe their collections were the beginnings of plant taxonomy, and led in 1753 to the binomial system of Carl Linnaeus that remains in use to this day. 

Number of People doing Research on following topics in 2018 across globe:

Acupuncture – 550000;  homeopathic remedies – 22200; herbal medicine – 60500; herbal products - 12100; homeopathy – 246000; natural remedies – 40500; herbal plants – 49500; chinese herbs - 14800; herbs - 246000; herbal supplements - 33100; herbal remedies - 14800; nature medicine - 40500;natural supplements - 8100; herbalist – 22200; healing herbs – 22200; homeopathy treatment – 8100; chinese medicine – 49500; ayurvedic products – 9900; Ayurveda  - 450000; ayurvedic medicine – 74000; ayurvedic treatment - 14800

Most happening conferences:

HERBAL MEDICINE 2018; HERBALS SUMMIT 2018; ACUPUNCTURE 2018; YOGA & NATURAL THERAPIES 2018; NATURAL MEDICINE 2018; CAM 2018; NATURAL MEDICINE CONGRESS 2018

 

  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • cytology
  • Scope and Importance
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Mutualism (biology)
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Evolution
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Hormones
  • Plant Anatomy and Morphology
  • Systematic Botany
  • Plant Growth and Habit

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