The sixth international “Fascination of Plants Day” will be launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).
The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for horticulture, forestry and the production of plant-based non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation is also a key message.
Several succesfull scientist from five different universities presented their studies on broadrange of plant science from plant genome editing tools to phylogeograpical studies to capture attention of students on plant science. A virtual tour of Ege University Botanical Garden was also included to fascinate atendees with plants.