Alfred Fischer (botanist)

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Alfred Fischer (17 December 1858 – 1913) was a German botanist. His is known for his dispute with Erwin Frink Smith over the role of bacteria in plant pathology.[1]

Fischer was born in Meissen, Germany. Fischer lectured in botany at the University of Leipzig.

Selected works[edit]

  • Die Plasmolyse der Bakterien (1891)
  • Untersuchungen über bakterien (1894)
  • Vorlesungen über Bakterien (1897)
  • Beiträge zur kenntnis der physiologie und verbreitung denitrifizierender thiosulfat-bakterien (1914)


  1. ^ Campbell, C. Lee (1981). The Fischer-Smith controversy: are there bacterial diseases of plants? American Phytopathological Society, ISBN 9780890540145
  2. ^ IPNI.  A.Fisch. 

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