Eduard A. Strasburger (1844–1912)


Eduard A. Strasburger (1844–1912) was a German plant cytologist. From 1880, he was Director of the Botany Institute and the Botanical Garden at the University of Bonn. Strasburger is particularly noted for discovering the stages of nuclear and cellular division in algae and higher plants. He first observed how the pollen tube grows into the embryo sac, he explained the structure and function of plasmodesmata and contributed a great number of important elements to the cytological and histological knowledge of plants. Strasburger was the author of a seminal textbook in botany which, up to this day, is published in revised editions and still connected with his name.

Keywords: plant cytology; cell division; nuclear division; mitosis; fertilisation in plants

Further Reading

Chamberlain CJ (1912) Eduard Strasburger. Botanical Gazette 54: 68–72.

Karsten G (1912) Eduard Strasburger. Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft 30: 61–86.

Osterhout WJV (1916) Eduard Strasburger (1844–1912). Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 51: 927–928.

Strasburger E (1884a) Über Zellbildung und Zelltheilung. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Strasburger E (1884b) Das botanische Practicum. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Strasburger E (1891) Über den Bau und die Verrichtung der Leitungsbahnen in den Pflanzen. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Strasburger E, Noll F, Schenck H and Schimper FW (1894) Lehrbuch der Botanik für Hochschulen. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Strasburger E (1913) Streifzüge an der Riviera. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Volkmann D, Baluška F and Menzel D (2012) Eduard Strasburger (1844–1912): founder of modern plant cell biology. Protoplasma 249: 1163–1172.

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Nickelsen, Kärin(Nov 2015) Eduard A. Strasburger (1844–1912). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0025053]