Jean-Baptiste Édouard Bornet

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Jean-Baptiste Édouard Bornet

Jean-Baptiste Édouard Bornet (September 2, 1828 Guérigny – December 18, 1911 Paris} was a French botanist.


He studied medicine in Paris, and in 1886 became a member of the French Académie des sciences. With Gustave Thuret, he was co-author of Notes algologiques (1876-1880) and the Études phycologiques (1878), both works being published after Thuret's death in 1875.[1] He helped establish the nature of lichens and was the first to find the reproductive process of red algae.[2] In the field of lichenology, he wrote Recherches sur les gonidies des lichens (1873). With Charles Flahault, he published on Nostocaceae, Revision des Nostocacées héterocystées (1886–88).

Bornet was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1888. He was admitted as a Foreign Member to the Royal Society in 1910. [3]