Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp 261–265 | Cite as

John Biggins (1936–2004): His Ingenuity, Tenacity and Humor; No-Nonsense Science with a Big Heart

  • Doug BruceEmail author
  • Kenneth Sauer


Plant Physiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesBrock UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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