Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 96, Issue 1, pp 9–14 | Cite as

Jack Edgar Myers (1913–2006), an algal physiologist par excellence

  • Jerry J. Brand
  • David W. Krogmann
  • C. O. Patterson


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry J. Brand
    • 1
  • David W. Krogmann
    • 2
  • C. O. Patterson
    • 3
  1. 1.MCD-Biology A6700University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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