History of Phycology

The History of phycology is the history of the scientific study of algae. Human interest in plants as food goes back into the origins of the species and knowledge of algae can be traced back more than two thousand years. However only in the last three hundred years has that knowledge evolved into a rapidly developing science.

Read more about History Of Phycology:  Early Days, 17th Century, 18th Century, Early 19th Century, W.H. Harvey, Late 19th Century, 20th Century, Development of Public Awareness, Evolution of Classification in The Algae

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History of Phycology
... Harvey has been called "the father of modern phycology" in part for his division of the algae into four major divisions based upon their pigmentation ... It was in the late 19th and early 20th century, that phycology became a recognized field of its own ...

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