The Plant Y-DNA project has attracted much interest, leading for example to publications in academic journals. It has transpired that the Plant surname is exceptional as it is a prolific single-family name. In other words, there are more descendants of the main English Plant family than simple computer simulations predict should arise for a 'normal' family.
The main limitation of the project so far lies with the number of Plants who have participated. The more people who join the project, the more useful the results become.
I am hence keen to encourage more people to join the project.
I have already published two academic papers arising out of this project and I have further one that is currently being assessed by the the referees of the academic journal Nomina. My publications in this journal relate to the general nature of the Plant surname; but, the results can potentially also be of interest to your own genealogy.
If you are fairly new to Plant family genealogy, the test can help you to see where best to concentrate your efforts. If you have a tentative Plant genealogical tree and want to test out the validity of its male lines of descent, the test can help you to do so. If you think you descend from a particular part of the Plant family, the test can help to confirm that. If you have hit a brick wall with your genealogical research, the test can give you further clues.
If the test does not answer your genealogical questions immediately, once you have your result you have it for ever and it can become increasingly useful as more people come forward to take the test.