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Landmarks in Developmental Biology 1883–1924

Historical Essays from Roux’s Archives

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Developmental biology took shape between 1880 and the 1920s Basic concepts like the developmental role of chromosomes and the germ plasm (today's genome), self differentiation, embryonic regulation and induction, gradients and organizers hail from that period; indeed, the discipline was defined as a whole by the programmatic writings of Wilhelm Roux as early as 1889. The present essays cover the period up to the Nobel prize-winning work of Hans Spemann and Hilde Mangold. They were originally published in Roux's Archives of Developmental Biology, from Vol. 200 onward to the journal's centennial issues in 1995/96. The essays aim at introducing current adepts of developmental biology to observations and experiments that have lead their predecessors towards basic concepts still influential today.

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Biologie I (Zoologie), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

    Klaus Sander

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Landmarks in Developmental Biology 1883–1924

  • Book Subtitle: Historical Essays from Roux’s Archives

  • Authors: Klaus Sander

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  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-64428-3Published: 12 October 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-60492-8Published: 06 December 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 108

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Developmental Biology, Cell Biology

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