Giuseppe Gabriel Balsamo-Crivelli

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Giuseppe Gabriel Balsamo-Crivelli
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Born (1800-09-01)1 September 1800
Milan
Died 15 November 1874(1874-11-15) (aged 74)
Pavia
Nationality Italian
Occupation Naturalist

Giuseppe Gabriel Balsamo-Crivelli (1 September 1800 Milan - 15 November 1874 Pavia) was an Italian naturalist.

He became a professor of mineralogy and zoology at the University of Pavia in 1851, and was appointed professor of comparative anatomy in 1863. He was interested in various domains of natural history, and identified the fungus responsible for the white muscardine disease of silkworms, Beauveria bassiana. His research kickstarted a spring in zoological research throughout the world.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Author Query for 'Bals.-Criv.'". International Plant Names Index.