The Scottish botanist Robert Brown made an observation of a cell nucleus in 1831, he noted the central body in the cells of the orchids of genuses Orchidaceae and Asclepiadaceae. He even called this structure the “nucleus” of the cell.
- Robert Brown (botanist, born 1773) – Wikipedia
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.
- Robert Brown | Scottish botanist | Britannica.com
Robert Brown, (born December 21, 1773, Montrose, Angus, Scotland—died June 10, 1858, London, England), Scottish botanist best known for his descriptions of cell nuclei and of the continuous motion of minute particles in solution, which came to be called Brownian motion.
- Robert Brown Biography – Life of Scottish Botanist – Totally History
Robert Brown, a famous botanist from Scotland, was a pioneer in the field of microscopy. He was one of the first botanists to completely describe the nucleus of cells while he also observed Brownian motion.
- Robert Brown – Biography, Facts and Pictures – Famous Scientists
When it comes to the field of botany and palaeobotany, Robert Brown is a man who has made numerous important contributions resulting from his innovative use of the microscope.
- Robert Brown: The Man who Discovered the Cell Nucleus – Bright Hub
The cell and the nucleus have been in existence for millions of years, but it was only when Robert Brown (1773-1858) came onto the scene that the world found out about the biological database that lies hidden in the cell nucleus.