Carl Correns

Botanist, Academic

1864 – 1933

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Who was Carl Correns?

Carl Erich Correns was a German botanist and geneticist, who is notable primarily for his independent discovery of the principles of heredity, and for his rediscovery of Gregor Mendel's earlier paper on that subject, which he achieved simultaneously but independently of the botanists Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg and Hugo de Vries, and the agronomist William Jasper Spillman.

Correns was a student of Karl Nägeli, a renowned botanist with whom Mendel corresponded about his work with peas, but who failed to understand how significant Mendel's work was.

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Born
Sep 10, 1864
Munich
Also known as
  • Carl Franz Joseph-Erich Correns
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Lived in
  • Munich
Died
Feb 14, 1933
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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