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hooker, sir william jackson

English botanist who was the first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, near London. He greatly advanced the knowledge of ferns, algae, lichens, and fungi, as well as of higher plants.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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