Antoine Laurent de Jussieu

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (12 April 1748 - 17 September 1836) was a French botanist, notable as the first to propose a natural classification of flowering plants; much of his system remains in use today. Jussieu was born in Lyon, the nephew of the botanist Bernard de Jussieu. He went to Paris to study medicine, graduating in 1770. He was professor of botany at the Jardin des Plantes from 1770 to 1826. His son Adrien-Henri also became a botanist. In his study of flowering plants, Genera plantarum (1789), Jussieu adopted a methodology based on the use of multiple characters to define groups, an idea derived from Scottish-French naturalist Michel Adanson. This was a significant improvement over the original system of Linnaeus, who classified plants into classes and orders based on the number of stamens and pistils.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135730029
  • 9786135730029