InGen Database Description
The Poaceae plant family is a huge and varied family, commonly known as grasses, found in almost all parts of the world. Grasslands make up almost half of the Earth's land area. Evidence of grasses have been found in dinosaur coprolites from the Cretaceous period.
Grasses are hugely important in food production, as crops such as wheat and rice, or as food for grazing domesticated animals. Grasses are also used as building material, for example in thatched roofs, or as bamboo scaffolding.