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Melissa Petruzzello
Melissa Petruzzello
Encyclopædia Britannica Editor
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Melissa Petruzzello is Assistant Editor of Plant and Environmental Science and covers a range of content from plants, algae, and fungi, to renewable energy and environmental engineering. She has her M.S. in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University (2011) and a B.S. in Biological Science from Biola University (2008). She has worked at Britannica since 2013.

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Fairchild, David
David Fairchild, American botanist and agricultural explorer who supervised the introduction of many useful plants into the United States. In 1888 Fairchild graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University), Manhattan, where his father, George Fairchild, had served as…
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