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Darwin, Erasmus

  1. Desmond King-Hele

Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002400

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How to Cite

King-Hele, D. 2001. Darwin, Erasmus. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Buriton, Hampshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

Abstract

1731–1802 British physician and scientist who put forward the idea of biological evolution and elucidated plant nutrition and photosynthesis.1

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Figure 1. Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802).

Keywords:

  • evolution;
  • zoonomia;
  • natural selection;
  • photosynthesis;
  • phytologia;
  • common descent