Historical Aspects of Zinc

  • Ananda S. Prasad
Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 11)


Raulin (1869) was the first to show that zinc was essential for the growth of Aspergillus niger. This was confirmed forty years later by Bertrand and Javillier (1911). In 1926, its essentiality for higher forms of plant life was established (Sommer and Lipman, 1926) (see Figs. 1-1 and 1-2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ananda S. Prasad
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and OncologyWayne State University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Harper HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Medical CenterAllen ParkUSA

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