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Robert Brown - bibliography

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Scottish botanist and plant geographer, born December 21, 1773, Montrose, Angus, Scotland; died June 10, 1858, Soho Square, London, England.


  • Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae. 1810.
  • A Brief Account of Microscopical Observations Made in the Months of June, July and August 1827 on the Particles Contained in the Pollen of Plants; and on the General Existence of Active Molecules in Organic and Inorganic Bodies.
    London: Taylor, July 30, 1828. Not published. Like many wealthy scientists of his day, Brown had his results published privately and distributed to friends, colleagues, and the press.
  • Observations on the organs and mode of fecundation in Orchideae and Asclepiadeae.
    Transactions of the Linnean Society, 1829-1832, 16: 685-746.
    Discovery, in 1831, of the cell nucleus.

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