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Beijerinck, Martinus W. (1851–1931)

Martinus Willem Beijerinck was a Dutch microbiologist and botanist who founded the discipline of virology with his discovery of viruses. He was the first to conceptualize that viruses were live and reproducing entities although different from other organisms. Beijerinck also ...

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