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Systematics in Agriculture Canada at Ottawa 1886-1986

This publication commemorates 100 years of systematics in Agriculture Canada, from 1886 to 1986. James Fletcher inaugurated systematics in the department when he donated his personal collections of insects and plants to Agriculture Canada in 1886. In 1973, all of the systematic programs in the department were united in the Biosystematics Research Institute. In 1984, systematic studies on nonmedical bacteria were added to the mandate. In 1986 the institute was renamed the Biosystematics Research Centre (BRC).<br><br>
At the present time, BRC conducts systematic research on the classification of insects, arachnids, nematodes, vascular plants, fungi, and nonmedical bacteria.