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de vries Explained

de Vries at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Dutch botanist and geneticist. He taught at Amsterdam Univ. 1878-1918, where he introduced the experimental study of organic evolution. His rediscovery in 1900 (simultaneously with C. E. Correns and E. Tschermak von Seysenegg) of G. Mendel's principles of heredity and his own theory of biological mutation explained concepts about the nature of variation of species that made possible the universal acceptance and active investigation of C. Darwin's theory of organic evolution. De Vries discovered and named the phenomenon known as mutation, and also contributed to knowledge of the role of osmosis in plant physiology. See also W. Bateson.

De Vries at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

De Vries
n : Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed
the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935) [syn: {deVries},
{Hugo deVries}, {Hugo De Vries}]

de Vries at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » de Vries

Proper noun

Inter: head » nl|proper noun
  • Inter: surname » lang=nl|dot= which means "the West Frisian"; Vries is an older spelling of Fries.


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  • Translation: sv » de Vries