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Born 8 December 1813 in Lund, Sweden, died 7 January 1901 in Lund, Sweden.
Jacob Georg Agardh was a Swedish botanist, phycologist, and taxonomist. He was the son of Carl Adolph Agardh, and from 1854 until 1879 was professor of botany at Lund University.
Identified many algal specimens for Ferdinand Mueller and Mueller's collectors.
His principal work, Species, Genera et Ordines Algarum (4 vols., Lund, 1848–63), was a standard authority.
The standard author abbreviation J.Agardh is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.
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