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Cohn   /koʊn/   Listen

German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants.  Synonym: Ferdinand Julius Cohn.

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... placed in conditions favorable for bacterial life, the bacterial cells grow out from them and the usual mode of multiplication continues. This capacity for spore formation is of great importance, and until it was discovered by Cohn in 1876, many of the conditions of disease and putrefaction could not be explained. Spores, as the seeds of plants, often seem to be produced when the conditions are unfavorable; the bacterium then changes into this form, which under natural conditions is almost indestructible ...
— Disease and Its Causes • William Thomas Councilman

Words linked to "Cohn" :   phytologist, plant scientist, botanist

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