Hermann Müller (botanist)
Müller was an early investigator of coevolution.p27 He was the author in 1873 of Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten, a book translated at the suggestion of Darwin in 1883 as The Fertilisation of Flowers. He and Darwin corresponded—36 letters between the two, or from Darwin concerning Müller, are recorded. Darwin cited him extensively in The Descent of Man for his information relating to the behavior of bees.
Hermann was the brother of Fritz Müller,p29 the German doctor who lived in Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil and researched its natural history. Fritz Müller wrote the first book in support of Darwinian evolution in German,"Für Darwin"; he is also known as the discoverer of Müllerian mimicry. The work of both brothers was well known to Darwin.
- Die Befruchtung der Blumen (The Fertilisation of Flowers, 1883) [Translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson with a Preface by Charles Darwin]
- Thompson J. N. 1994. The Coevolutionary Process. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-79760-0
- Müller H. 1883. The Fertilisation of Flowers. Macmillan, London. Translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson.
- Brummitt, R.K.; C.E. Powell (1992). Authors of Plant Names. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-085-4.