Walter Migula

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Emil Friedrich August Walter (or Walther) Migula (born 1863 in Żyrowa, Poland; died 1938 in Eisenach, Germany) was a Poland-born German botanist.

In 1890, he was habilitated for botany at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he spent several years as a professor. At Karlsruhe, he also worked in the bacteriology department of the Food Research Institute. He was Professor of Botany at the research academy at Eisenach. [1]

He published many articles on the subjects of cryptogamic botany, bacteriology, and plant physiology. He is remembered for describing the proteobacterial genus Pseudomonas, and for publication of Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Deutsch-Österreich und der Schweiz [Cryptogamic Flora of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland], a work connected with Otto Wilhelm Thomé's Flora von Deutschland [Plants of Germany].[2] Other significant works by Migula include:

  • Die Bakterien, 1891 [Bacteria]
  • System der bakterien. Handbuch der morphologie, entwicklungsgeschichte und systematik der bakterien, 1897–1900. (two volumes) [System for bacteria. Handbook of morphology, developmental history and systematics of bacteria]
  • Pflanzenbiologie, 1900 [Plant biology][3]
  • Morphologie, Anatomie und Physiologie der Pflanzen, 2nd edition 1906 Digital edition by the University and State Library Düsseldorf


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