De Vries Hugo
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Related to De Vries Hugo: Hugo Marie De Vries
De Vries(də vrēs′), Hugo 1848-1935.
Dutch botanist who championed Gregor Mendel's works and emphasized mutation rather than natural selection as the primary mechanism of evolution.
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