Janis Antonovics and Michael Hood Published in Edinburgh University Press

October 25, 2018

Janis Antonovics, Biology Research Professor, and former Biology Grad Student Michael Hood recently published a paper showing that Carl Linnaeus, the founder of plant and animal classification, argued that microscopic organisms were the cause of infectious disease. The paper discusses how plant diseases made a contribution to these ideas, and also why Linnaeus’s insights, one hundred years before Pasteur’s germ theory, came to be largely ignored.  To read the full article, please click here