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Focke, Wilhelm Olbers, 1834-1922


  • [Wilhelm Olbers Focke (5 April 1834, Bremen - 29 September 1922, Bremen) was a medical doctor and botanist who in 1881 published a significant work on plant breeding entitled Die Pflanzen-Mischlinge, Ein Beitrag zur Biologie der Gewächse (The plant hybrids, a contribution to the biology of plants)[1] which briefly mentioned Gregor Mendel's discoveries on hybridization. Although Charles Darwin had a copy of Focke's book he passed it along to a colleague apparently without reading this particular section.[3] The rediscovery of Mendel's work is generally considered to have taken place in the first years of the 20th century, however in Die Pflanzen-Mischlinge, Mendel is mentioned about 18 times - although Focke did not apparently take Mendel's work all that seriously. Along with hybridization, Focke analyzed the non-Mendelian phenomena of graft hybrids, pseudogamy, and xenia.] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Olbers_Focke

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    • Focke, W. O., 1834-1922
    • Focke, W. O. (Wilhelm Olbers), 1834-1922
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1834-04-05
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1922-09-29
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bremen (Germany)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Bremen (Germany)
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        (naf) Germany
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    • found: Die Pflanzen-Mischlinge, 1881, via Hathi Trust, December 20, 2018:title page (Wilhelm Olbers Focke) - https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015045821843
    • found: Wikidata via Wikipedia, December 20, 2018(botanist author abbreviation: Focke; VIAF identifier: 30292773; ISNI: 0000000110500146; GND identifier: 116634170; place of birth: Bremen; place of death: Bremen; country of citizenship: Germany; instance of: human; date of birth: +1834-04-05T00:00:00Z; date of death: +1922-09-29T00:00:00Z; Freebase identifier: /m/0406c8r; occupation: botanist; given name: Wilhelm; NTA identifier (Netherlands): 148462804; NUKAT authorities: n2009113261; National Library of Ireland authority ID (P1946): vtls000421020; child: Julius Focke; Open Library identifier: OL4524662A; IPNI author ID: 2798-1; sibling (P3373): Johann Focke; SNAC Ark ID (P3430): w6cw7555; field of work: botany; BHL creator ID (P4081): 12747; SUDOC authorities: 171970705; sex or gender: male; Harvard Index of Botanists ID (P6264): 39752; alias: Focke, Focke, W. O. Focke, Wilhelm Olbers Focke; description/label: botanic alemany, botánico alemán, botanicus, botanist german, botaniste allemand, deutscher Arzt und Botaniker, Duits botanicus , German botanist , tysk botaniker) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q67774
    • found: OCLC database, Dec. 20, 2018(access point: Focke, W. O., Focke, W. O. (Wilhelm Olbers); usage: W. O. Focke; W.O. Focke, M.D.)
  • General Notes

    • [Wilhelm Olbers Focke (5 April 1834, Bremen - 29 September 1922, Bremen) was a medical doctor and botanist who in 1881 published a significant work on plant breeding entitled Die Pflanzen-Mischlinge, Ein Beitrag zur Biologie der Gewächse (The plant hybrids, a contribution to the biology of plants)[1] which briefly mentioned Gregor Mendel's discoveries on hybridization. Although Charles Darwin had a copy of Focke's book he passed it along to a colleague apparently without reading this particular section.[3] The rediscovery of Mendel's work is generally considered to have taken place in the first years of the 20th century, however in Die Pflanzen-Mischlinge, Mendel is mentioned about 18 times - although Focke did not apparently take Mendel's work all that seriously. Along with hybridization, Focke analyzed the non-Mendelian phenomena of graft hybrids, pseudogamy, and xenia.] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Olbers_Focke
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    • 2018-12-20: new
    • 2018-12-21: revised
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