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Ahead of his time, Wilhelm Pfeffer : early advances in plant biology

Author: Erwin Bünning
Publisher: Ottawa, Canada : Carleton University Press, 1989.
Series: Carleton science series, #1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the life and work of Wilhelm Pfeffer (1845-1920), a pioneer of modern experimental plant physiology who anticipated much in the field that is now taken for granted. The biography shows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: W Pferrer; W Pferrer; W Pfeffer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erwin Bünning
ISBN: 0886291038 9780886291037 088629102X 9780886291020
OCLC Number: 24106326
Notes: Translation of: Wilhelm Pfeffer.
Description: xii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction and some important dates in Pfeffer's life; Basic perception of natural science; Pharmacy, chemistry, botany, physiology, cell biology, molecular biology; Mimosa, staminal filaments, osmometer, plasma membrane; The plasma membrane - "the gate keeper in the service of the protoplast"; Sensitivities of single-celled organisms; Triggering within the organism; Regulation and feedback within the organism; Activation, regulation, feedback, applied to the technology used for physiological studies; Energetics; Endogenous diurnal and annual periodicity; Correlations: the study of "irrelevant details" with unexpected consequences; Flaws in the literary style; the spread of "Pfeffer "ochse" (Pepper plants) throughout the world; Where did this great spirit originate? His character; Duties within the university; Honours and a sad end; In retrospect.
Series Title: Carleton science series, #1.
Other Titles: Wilhelm Pfeffer.
Responsibility: by Erwin Bünning ; translated by Helmut William Pfeffer.

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