The Role of Microbes in Agriculture: Sergei Vinogradskii’s Discovery and Investigation of Chemosynthesis, 1880–1910

@article{Ackert2006TheRO,
  title={The Role of Microbes in Agriculture: Sergei Vinogradskii’s Discovery and Investigation of Chemosynthesis, 1880–1910},
  author={Lloyd T. Ackert},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={39},
  pages={373-406}
}
  • Lloyd T. Ackert
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
  • In 1890, Sergei Nikolaevich Vinogradskii (Winogradsky) proposed a novel life process called chemosynthesis. His discovery that some microbes could live solely on inorganic matter emerged during his physiological research in 1880s in Strassburg and Zurich on sulfur, iron, and nitrogen bacteria. In his nitrification research, Vinogradskii first embraced the idea that microbiology could have great bearing on agricultural problems. His critique of agricultural chemists and Kochian-style… CONTINUE READING

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