Ingenhousz


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Ingenhousz

(ˈɪnɡənˌhaʊs)
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(Biography) Jan (jɑn). 1730–99, Dutch plant physiologist and physician, who discovered photosynthesis
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The process of plants converting water and carbon dioxide into sugar and oxygen, using light as a catalyst, was first discovered by Dutch scientist Jan Ingenhousz in 1779.
Though he was not attached to the imperial court, he moved in the highest circles and knew people such as Jan Ingenhousz (a personal physician of Maria Theresia), Nikolas, baron von Jacquin (professor of chemistry and botany, and director of the gardens of the Schonbrunn Palace), Anton von Storck (first personal physician of Maria Theresia and director of the General Hospital), and Thomas Closett and Matthias von Sallaba (both physicians of Mozart).
Ingenhousz demonstrated the connection more fully through an extensive series of controlled tests.
Finaliza el libro con el estudio de los "heroes" de la poesia didactica, Sigaud, Linneo, Torricelli, Newton, Franklin, Priestley, Ingenhousz, etc.
This initiative is named Project Ingenhousz, after the eighteenth-century physician who discovered that light is needed for oxygen evolution by plants and that only the green parts of the plant carry out this process.
In 1779 a Dutch physician, Jan Ingenhousz (1730-1799), repeated the experiments and confirmed Priestley's findings.
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