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In photosynthesis, oxygen comes from water: from a 1787 book for women by Monsieur De Fourcroy

Joliot, Pierre; Crofts, Antony; Björn, Lars Olof LU ; Yerkes, Christine and Govindjee, (2016) In Photosynthesis Research 129(1). p.105-107
Abstract
It is now well established that the source of
oxygen in photosynthesis is water. The earliest suggestion
previously known to us had come from Rene´ Bernard
Wurmser (1930). Here, we highlight an earlier report by
Monsieur De Fourcroy (1787), who had already discussed
the broad outlines of such a hypothesis in a book on
Chemistry written for women. We present here a free
translation of a passage from this book, with the original
text in French as an Appendix.
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Antoine Lavoisier, Joseph Priestley, Otto Warburg, Richard Willstätter, René Wurmser
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Photosynthesis Research
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129
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1
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3 pages
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Springer
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  • scopus:84964310668
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0166-8595
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10.1007/s11120-016-0266-6
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English
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  author       = {Joliot, Pierre and Crofts, Antony and Björn, Lars Olof and Yerkes, Christine and Govindjee, },
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  keyword      = {Antoine Lavoisier, Joseph Priestley,Otto Warburg,Richard Willstätter,René Wurmser},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {105--107},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Photosynthesis Research},
  title        = {In photosynthesis, oxygen comes from water: from a 1787 book for women by Monsieur De Fourcroy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11120-016-0266-6},
  volume       = {129},
  year         = {2016},
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