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Moses Ashley Curtis

Moses Ashley Curtis (11 May 1808 – 10 April 1872) was a noted American botanist. [1]

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André Michaux

André Michaux, also spelled: Andrew Michaud, (8 March 1746 – 11 October 1802) was a French botanist and explorer.

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Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains (or,There are at least eight possible pronunciations depending on three factors.

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Asa Gray

Asa Gray (November 18, 1810 – January 30, 1888) is considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century.

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Botany

Botany, also called plant science(s) or plant biology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

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Edward Bishop Dudley

Edward Bishop Dudley (December 15, 1789 – October 30, 1855) was the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1836 to 1841.

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Edward Tuckerman

Edward Tuckerman (Boston, Massachusetts, December 7, 1817 - March 15, 1886) was an American botanist and professor who made significant contributions to the study of lichens and other alpine plants.

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Herbarium

A herbarium (plural: herbaria) – sometimes known by the Anglicized term herbar – is a collection of preserved plant specimens.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina

The town of Hillsborough is the county seat of Orange County, North Carolina.

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John Torrey

John Torrey (August 15, 1796 – March 10, 1873) was an American botanist.

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Lichen

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship.

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Miles Joseph Berkeley

Miles Joseph Berkeley (1 April 1803 – 30 July 1889) was an English cryptogamist and clergyman, and one of the founders of the science of plant pathology.

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Mycology

Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicine, wine, cheese, (edible mushrooms), and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection. A biologist specializing in mycology is called a mycologist. From mycology arose the field of phytopathology, the study of plant diseases, and the two disciplines remain closely related because the vast majority of "plant" pathogens are fungi. Historically, mycology was a branch of botany because, although fungi are evolutionarily more closely related to animals than to plants, this was not recognized until a few decades ago. Pioneer mycologists included Elias Magnus Fries, Christian Hendrik Persoon, Anton de Bary, and Lewis David von Schweinitz. Many fungi produce toxins, antibiotics, and other secondary metabolites. For example, the cosmopolitan (worldwide) genus Fusarium and their toxins associated with fatal outbreaks of alimentary toxic aleukia in humans were extensively studied by Abraham Joffe. Fungi are fundamental for life on earth in their roles as symbionts, e.g. in the form of mycorrhizae, insect symbionts, and lichens. Many fungi are able to break down complex organic biomolecules such as lignin, the more durable component of wood, and pollutants such as xenobiotics, petroleum, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. By decomposing these molecules, fungi play a critical role in the global carbon cycle. Fungi and other organisms traditionally recognized as fungi, such as oomycetes and myxomycetes (slime molds), often are economically and socially important, as some cause diseases of animals (such as histoplasmosis) as well as plants (such as Dutch elm disease and Rice blast). Field meetings to find interesting species of fungi are known as 'forays', after the first such meeting organized by the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club in 1868 and entitled "A foray among the funguses". Some fungi can cause disease in humans or other organisms. The study of pathogenic fungi is referred to as medical mycology.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County in the United States.

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Society Hill, South Carolina

Society Hill is a town in Darlington County, South Carolina, United States.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, United States.

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Williams College

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.

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Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Ashley_Curtis

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