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Mark Wayne Chase FRS (born 1951) is a US-born British botanist. He is noted for work in plant classification and evolution, and one of the instigators of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group-classification for flowering plants which is partly based on DNA studies. In particular he has researched orchids, and currently investigates ploidy and hybridization in Nicotiana.[citation needed] In 1998 he shared the Linnean Medal with Colin Patterson. In 2008 he was one of thirteen recipients of the Darwin-Wallace Medal, which was given every 50 years by the Linnean Society of London. Has been the position of keeper of the Jodrell Laboratory and now holds a senior researcher position at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is a fellow of the Royal Society.[1]

He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ Royal Garden's Kew site Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 2014 RHS Awards for Exceptional Contributions to Horticulture Announced
  3. ^ IPNI.  M.W.Chase.