Charles Elmer Allen

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Charles Elmer Allen (October 4, 1872 in Horicon, Wisconsin – June 25, 1954) was an American botanist and cell biologist whose discoveries include the first documentation of sex chromosomes in plants.[1] He was a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and held presidencies of the Botanical Society of America (1921), the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (1931-1933), the American Society of Naturalists (1936), and the American Microscopical Society (1948). Allen was a professor at the University of Wisconsin for over 20 years.[2]


  1. ^ Anderson, Lewis E. (2000). "Charles E. Allen and Sex Chromosomes". The Bryologist. 103 (3): 442–448. doi:10.1639/0007-2745(2000)103[0442:CEAASC]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 3244131.
  2. ^ Smith, Gilbert M. (1956). "Charles Elmer Allen, 1872-1954" (PDF). Biological Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences. 29: 1–15.