The standardisation of names | Botany: A Blooming History
Timothy Walker looks at how Carl Linnaeus came up with his new naming system for plant species, and how it set the precedent for the standardisation of names.Tweet
The discovery of chloroplast | Botany: A Blooming History
Timothy Walker explains how Julius von Sachs discovered where starch was made in a plant, and how new microscopy techniques let him see inside plant cells, where he found chloroplasts.
How iodine was used to discover starch in plant leaves | Botany: A Blooming History
How botanists made the connection between a plant's growth and the energy from the sun.