Boris P. Tokin

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Boris Petrovich Tokin (Токин, Борис Петрович; 21 July 1900, in Krychaw – 16 September 1984, in Leningrad) was a Russian biologist known for coining the term phytoncides, and promoting and systematizing their use. He also as chair of the Society of Materialist Biologists wrote articles integrating the works of Charles Darwin with Marx and Engels.[1]


  1. ^ Eve-Marie Engels, Thomas F. Glick The reception of Charles Darwin in Europe - Volume 2 - 2008 - Page 543 0826458335 "The article by the leaders of the Society of Materialist Biologists, Boris P. Tokin and Pyotr P. Bondarenko, 'Marks, Engels, Lenin o Darvine' (Marx, Engels, Lenin about Darwin) (Tokin and Bondarenko 1932), published in the same issue of the ".