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Georgii Karpechenko

Biologist from Russian Empire,Russia

Georgii Dmitrievich Karpechenko (1899, Velsk - July 28, 1941) was a Russian and Soviet biologist. His name has sometimes been transliterated as Karpetschenko. G. D. Karpechenko worked on cytology and created several hybrids. Among his contributions is his seminal work on allopolyploids, culminating in his creation of a fertile offspring of radishes and cabbages, the first instance of a new species obtained through polyploid speciation during experimental crossbreeding. He worked at the Institute of Applied Botany near Leningrad, but collaborated with geneticists in other countries, notably Øjvind Winge in Denmark and Erwin Baur in Germany. He also travelled abroad to the John Innes Horticultural Institution in London. He was arrested by the NKVD under the false grounds of belonging to an alleged "anti-Soviet group" centered around the well known Russian botanist Nikolai Vavilov who was his colleague at Leningrad. He was sentenced to death and executed on July 28, 1941.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1899
Place of birth
Velsk
Nationality
Russian Empire,Russia
Profession
Biologist

Death

Date of death
1941-07-28
Place of death
Moscow

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