Finnish biochemist whose investigations directed toward improving the
production and storage of protein-rich green fodder, vitally important
to regions characterized by long, severe winters, brought him the Nobel
Prize for Chemistry in 1945.
Virtanen was also a professor of biochemistry at the Helsinki University
of Technology (1931-39) and director of Finland's Biochemical Research
Institute, Helsinki, from 1931. He did valuable research on the nitrogen-fixing
bacteria in the root nodules of leguminous plants, on improved methods
of butter preservation, and on economical, partially synthetic cattle
feeds. His AIV System as the Basis of Cattle Feeding appeared in 1943.
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