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Wortmann Julius

The German mycologist and viticulturist Prof. Dr. Julius Wortmann (1856-1925) studied natural sciences in Berlin and Würzburg. He received his doctorate in Würzburg in 1879 with the topic "Ueber die Beziehungen der Intramolecularen zur normalen Athmung der Pflanzen". As successor to Dr. Hermann Müller-Thurgau (1850-1927), he became head of the Plant Physiology Experimental Station from 1891 to 1903 and director of the Teaching and Research Institute in Geisenheim from 1903 to 1921. In 1894, he founded the first pure yeast breeding station and headed it until 1924. His research focused on the physiology of fermentation, the practical significance of which for the quality of wine in terms of smell and taste he recognised at an early stage. He succeeded his later father-in-law Rudolf Goethe (1843-1911) in the chairmanship of the Prussian Vine Improvement Commission.

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