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Carl Linnaeus

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 May 2007

Peter Evans pays tribute to Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, who was born 300 years ago. The Swedish scientist is credited with developing the system of nomenclature for all plants and animals that is still used today. Peter explores how the science has evolved over the centuries and how advances in genetics have transformed the work of a taxonomist.

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