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Notable Accomplishment Biologist % Correct
Established that all species of life descended over time from a common ancestorCharles Darwin
89.8%
One of the scientists who discovered the shape of a DNA moleculeFrancis Crick
75.2%
Invented a method to stop milk and wine from causing sicknessLouis Pasteur
70.6%
Studied heredity in pea plantsGregor Mendel
68.8%
Invented the Polio vaccineJonas Salk
63.7%
Researched alternative crops like peanuts and was an advocate for sustainable agricultureGeorge Washington Carver
43.4%
Codeveloped the aqua-lung and pioneered marine conservationJacques Cousteau
41.6%
Created the foundations for our modern binomial nomenclature and system of taxonomyCarl Linnaeus
33.4%
Documented American birds and created detailed illustrations featuring birds in their natural habitatJohn James Audubon
33.3%
Brought attention to the dangers of using synthetic pesticides; wrote Silent SpringRachel Carson
33.1%
Notable Accomplishment Biologist % Correct
Discovered the citric acid cycle in cellular respirationHans Adolf Krebs
33%
Used x-ray diffraction to establish the double helix shape of DNARosalind Franklin
33%
Created an early classification system for organismsAristotle
28.9%
Studied gorilla behavior in their natural habitatDian Fossey
27.2%
Popularized a gene-centered view of evolution and studies animal behavior and its relation to natural selectionRichard Dawkins
20.3%
Came up with the word 'cell' to describe the basic unit of living thingsRobert Hooke
20%
Described four criteria (postulates) that helped show the relationship between a microbe and a diseaseRobert Koch
16.9%
Developed the first light microscopeAntoni van Leeuwenhoek
15.4%
Contributed the theory of punctuated equilibriumStephen Jay Gould
14.8%
Designed experiments to refute spontaneous generationFrancesco Redi
6.2%
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