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Pierre Paul Dehérain

Pierre Paul Dehérain (19 April 1830 in Paris – 7 December 1902) was a French plant physiologist and agricultural chemist. He was notably the doctoral advisor of the Nobel Prize winner Henri Moissan.

He served as an assistant at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers in Paris, then at the age of 26, began work as a professor at the Collège Chaptal. He obtained his LSc degree in 1856 under Edmond Frémy. Later on, he taught classes in agricultural chemistry at the agricultural school in Grignon, and in 1880, became a professor of plant physiology at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. In 1887 he was elected a member of the Académie des sciences.As a plant physiologist, he studied the absorption of carbon dioxide by plants and the effect of artificial light, especially ultra violet rays, on plants. He showed that plants do not absorb only those minerals that are beneficial, as previously thought, but absorb all of them and then use those that they need – so that consumption regulates absorption. He discovered respiration by plant roots and investigated the effect of different minerals on the growth of fruits. He also studied effect of crop rotation on soil quality.

The plant genus Deherainia from the family Theophrastaceae is named after him.

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Some of their strengths

Pierre Paul Dehérain has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Passionate, Generous, Bold, Determined, Courageous, and Strong.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Pierre Paul Dehérain is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Pierre Paul Dehérain well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Pierre Paul Dehérain as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Vigorous and Friendly

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Pierre Paul Dehérain is someone who has a vigor and energy that applies itself to all life's activities and endeavors, and a knack for forming family-like structures, groups, and communities.

They are also someone who is charismatic, compassionate, and understanding, and who is interested in expressing themselves through writing, public speaking, or teaching.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Pierre Paul Dehérain tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Pierre Paul Dehérain's challenges

While Pierre Paul Dehérain has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Pierre Paul Dehérain can be Short-tempered, Impulsive, Pleasure-seeking, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Careless, and Relentless.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Pierre Paul Dehérain's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Pierre Paul Dehérain must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Relentless and Inflexible

Pierre Paul Dehérain is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Pierre Paul Dehérain also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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