Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob

Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob kămərârˈēəs, Ger. ro͞oˈdôlf yäˈkôp käməräˈrēo͝os [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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