Who is Considered as Father of Botany?

A. Aristotle
B. Gregor Joghn Mandle
C. Theophrastus
D. Corlous Linnaeous
E. None of above

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The correct answer is C) Theophrastus.

Theophrastus is considered as the “Father of Botany” Theophrastus was a Greek philosopher, student of Aristotle and considered as his successor, who lived in the 4th century BCE. He wrote extensively on natural history and botany, and his two surviving texts, “Enquiry into Plants” and “On the Causes of Plants” provide a detailed description of the plants of his time, including their classification, morphology, physiology, and uses. He made major contributions to the field of botany by providing a foundation for plant taxonomy and classification, and also by describing the processes of plant growth and reproduction.

He was the first person who has systematically described and classified plants, He recognized that plants have sexes, with seeds produced by fertilization, and made accurate observations on plant anatomy, morphology and life-cycle, and also discussed the medicinal properties of plants. His work provided the foundation for the development of the modern study of botany, and was widely read and influential in the ancient world and throughout the Middle Ages.

Linnaeus also made significant contributions to botany by developing the system of binomial nomenclature and describing and classifying thousands of plant species in the 18th century. Gregor Johann Mendel is considered as the “Father of Genetics” for his pioneering work in the field of genetics and his laws of inheritance.
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