Question by Wanda Cosmo: What is a possible benefit of studying plants in the rain forest?
A The plants may hold medicines to treat human diseases.
B The plants may produce needed carbon dioxide.
C The plants may be cut down and sold in floral shops.
D The plants may make toxins for human consumption.
Answer by SETI
Aspirin was originally extracted from willow bark
The drug cyclosporine, which prevents transplanted organ rejection, was found in soil fungus.
I thought it was a good movie: “Medicine Man”.
I had thought that this was based on a true story. see link.
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