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Luigi Provasoli. Born in Italy (1908) Graduated from Milan with 17 publications WW II broke out, moved to New York Head of Dept at St. Francis College, worked with Euglena. Haskins lab – nutrition, physiology in algae, protozoans and invertebrates

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Luigi provasoli

Luigi Provasoli


Early years

Born in Italy (1908)

Graduated from Milan with 17 publications

WW II broke out, moved to New York

Head of Dept at St. Francis College, worked with Euglena

Haskins lab – nutrition, physiology in algae, protozoans and invertebrates

Developed artificial seawater media for the culture/growth of marine bugs

Early Years


Progress

Moved to Yale; Faculty Fellow

Fully developed culture media for aquatic bugs

Cultivated axenic culture of ulvacean greens

Studied bacterial influence on algae morphogenesis

Also worked with shrimp Artenia and water fly Moina

Cultured the flatworm Convoluta (symbiotic with green algae)

Founding editor of the Journal of Phycology (inaugurated 1965)

Progress


Later years

Later Years

  • Retired in 1978, research efforts continued

  • Cardiac surgery, retired to Italy with wife, Rose

  • Passed away in 1992


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