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European science in the Enlightenment and the discovery of the insect parasitoid life cycle in The Netherlands and Great Britain

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The authors most frequently credited for the European discovery of the parasitoid life cycle are Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, John Ray and Antonio Vallisnieri around the year 1700. Many other European authors published works on entomology in the 17th century and mentioned insects that we now recognize as parasitoids. Most of them were supposed until recently not to have understood the parasitoid life cycle. After rereading much of the old literature, we suggest this supposition is correct for, amo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Volume:
32
Issue:
1
Pages:
12-24
Publication date:
2005-01-05
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ISSN:
1049-9644
URN:
uuid:1b31c970-663c-4e59-9a4d-ac2e84039cfd
Source identifiers:
210345
Local pid:
pubs:210345

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