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Unformatted text preview: lost Important for human environments - shading of houses, shading and evaporative cooling of outdoor spaces • Provide informational on environmental and human-induced change • The driving force of evolution • Provide a habitat for a multitude of animals • Are a source of materials Plastics from fossil fuels Source of fuel and energy Medicines and poisons Provide the ingredients for perfumes, lotions, oils, etc Used for religious purposes Aesthetic value and jewelry • Model organisms Used for research and as sources of genetic information Many basic processes can be studied in plants rather than, or in addition to, animals Study Guide • Ecosystems and the cycling of energy, materials, and nutrients between producers and consumers • Be able to recognize the principal roles of plants for the biosphere and human civilization...
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