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    Pitter John
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    Write a note on economic importance of gymnosperms.

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    Aakanksha
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    Answer:

    Economic importance of Gymnosperms Class : —

    (a) Construction purposes: Many conifers such as pine, cedar, etc., are sources of the soft wood used in construction and packing.

    (b) Medicinal uses: An anticancer drug Taxol is obtained from Taxus. Many species of Ephedra produce ephedrine, which can be used in the treatment of asthma and bronchitis.

    (c) Food source: The seeds of Pinus gerardiana (known as chilgoza) are edible.

    (d) Source of resins: Resins are used commercially for manufacturing sealing waxes and water-proof paints. A type of resin known as turpentine is obtained from various species of Pinus.

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