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M. J. B. Edouard Bornet

Nature volume 88, page 321 (04 January 1912) | Download Citation



BOTANISTS will learn with regret that the death of the eminent phycologist, M. Edouard Bornet, occurred at Paris on December 18, 1911. Born at Guérigny in 1828, Bornet began by studying medicine, but early in his career turned his attention to cryptogamic botany, and under the direction of Tulasne and Léveillé devoted his energies to the study of algae and lichens. On this subject, which he continued to pursue throughout his life, he published important papers and memoirs, whilst the garden at Antibes became during his supervision celebrated as a centre of phycological research.

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