Theophrastus (/ˌθiːəˈfræstəs/; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. Continue reading
Theophrastus of Eresus, Greek scientist and head of Peripatetic School of Philosophy is thought to be the first botanist from 322 BCE. Continue reading
Ulisse Aldrovandi, an italian naturalist and professor of natural history at the University of Bologna from 1561, published a treatise on insects called, De Animalibus insectis (Of insect Animals) in 1602.
The German anatomist Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Hartz, who also named them, made an observation of chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell in 1888. Continue reading
Co-Founder of Center for the Study of Human Polymorphisms, now called Fondation Jean Dausset-CEPH.
Published in October 1992 in the journals Nature and Science, were the Human chromosome gene-linkage maps. Continue reading
Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading
Thats right, botanists, zoologists, geologists, geographers, and physicians were the kinds of scientists that accompanied the armies of Alexander the Great on his campaigns of military conquest beginning in 335 BCE. Continue reading
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. Continue reading