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Rudolph Jacob Camerarius

Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob (kămərârˈēəs, Ger. rōˈdôlf yäˈkôp käməräˈrēŏs) [key], 1665–1721, German botanist and physician. The first to present a clear and definite picture of sex in plants, Camerarius based his conclusions on careful experiments and observations. He described the stamen as the male organ and the ovary as the female organ and emphasized their relationship to the formation of seeds. He became a professor at the Univ. of Tübingen in 1688.

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