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Robert Brown

Scottish botanist (1773-1858), discoverer of the cell nucleus and of Brownian Motion.

1773   -   1858

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: Latin, Telugu
educated at: University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen
occupation: botanist, pteridologist, bryologist, librarian, surgeon, soldier, curator, physician, mycologist, physicist, naturalist
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Copley Medal, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
position held: president

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Robert Brown FRSE FRS FLS MWS (21 December 1773 – 10 June 1858) was a Scottish botanist and palaeobotanist who made important contributions to botany largely through his pioneering use of the microscope. His contributions include one of the earliest detailed descriptions of the cell nucleus and cytoplasmic streaming; the observation of Brownian motion; early work on plant pollination and fertilisation, including being the first to recognise the fundamental difference between gymnosperms and angiosperms; and some of the earliest studies in palynology. He also made numerous contributions to plant taxonomy, notably erecting a number of plant families that are still accepted today; and numerous Australian plant genera and species, the fruit of his exploration of that continent with Matthew Flinders.
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Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen ( 1810 )

Londini :typis R. Taylor et socii,1810 | Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library View Book

author: Robert Brown Robert Brown

Narrative of Travels and Discoveries

book by Robert Brown

author: Robert Brown


On the Asclepiadeae

Botanical book

author: Robert Brown


A Voyage to Terra Australis

boek van Robert Brown

author: Robert Brown



General remarks, geographical and systematical, on the botany of Terra Australis

1814 paper written by Robert Brown on the botany of Australia

author: Robert Brown

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