Tuesday, 26 June 2018

CBSE Class 9/ Class 11- Biology - Nehemiah Grew - Father of Plant Anatomy (#PMtNotes)(#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Nehemiah Grew - Father of Plant Anatomy

CBSE Class 9/ Class 11- Biology - Nehemiah Grew - Father of Plant Anatomy (#PMtNotes)(#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Nehemiah Grew (26 September 1641 – 25 March 1712) was an English plant anatomist and physiologist, known as the "Father of Plant Anatomy".

Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712) was practicing physician and worked as the secretary of the Royal Society, London. He began his work on the study of internal structure of the plants in the year 1664.


Grew’s fundamental inference was “Every plant organ consists of two types of organical parts. One is pithy and other is ligneous part”. Grew gave the term “parenchyma” for the pithy part. He initiated the study of tissues (Histology) in plant.

bodies and published his work as the book ‘Anatomy of Plants’ in the year 1682. The book consists of four volumes as:

Anatomy of Vegetables,
Anatomy of Roots,
Anatomy of Trunks and Anatomy of Leaves,
Flowers, Fruits and Seeds