Dr. Hugo P. Kortschak

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Dr. Hugo Peter Kortschak

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Death: August 20, 1983 (71)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugo F. Hortschak and Alice Kortschak
Husband of Kate Leilani Kortschak
Father of Nonnie Winifred Van Heenskerck Kortschak; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Alice Koenigsberger

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About Dr. Hugo P. Kortschak

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_P._Kortschak

Hugo Peter Kortschak (4 September 1911 – 20 August 1983) (or Kortschack) was a biologist who discovered the C4 pathway in 1957. This pathway is an adaptation found in plants which reduces loss of energy via the inefficient C2 pathway. It is found in several plants, such as maize and sugarcane. The C4 pathway was rediscovered by Hatch and Slack (to whom the discovery is sometimes wrongly credited).

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Dr. Hugo P. Kortschak's Timeline

1911
September 4, 1911
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
1937
1937
Age 25
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
1983
August 20, 1983
Age 71
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States