The biology of organisms which have traditionally been considered plants
Green plants and algae are indispensable for life on earth. Through the process of photosynthesis they provide oxygen and energy for the rest of the biosphere. Plant roots stabilize the soil and extract nutrients for organisms higher in the food chain. Plants are also a primary source of shelter, clothing, and medicine for human populations. Fungi are essential in recycling nutrients. Any Briar Cliff student specializing in Biology or Environmental Science must have a thorough understanding of this essential group of organisms.
Botany is vital.
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