The Cellular Aspects of Biorhythms

Symposium on Rhythmic Research Sponsored by the VIIIth International Congress of Anatomy Wiesbaden 8.–14. August 1965

  • H. von Mayersbach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Erwin Bünning
    Pages 1-19
  3. T. Petrén, A. Sollberger
    Pages 49-60
  4. W. Eling
    Pages 105-114
  5. Chr. Jerusalem, O. Müller, H. v. Mayersbach
    Pages 147-154
  6. J. M. Echave Llanos, E. G. Bade, A. F. Badran
    Pages 175-180
  7. F. Gerritzen
    Pages 181-183
  8. A. Sollberger, H. P. Apple, R. M. Greenway, P. H. King, O. Lindan, J. B. Reswick
    Pages 184-198

About this book


Although in the past the Swedish anatomical schools gave one of the first impulses to the study of biorhythms, this subject has never been a favourite matter of mor­ phological investigations. The proposal of the organizing committee at the 8th Inter­ national Anatomical Congress to organize a symposium on rhythmic research was willingly accepted. It was felt that as morphology is growing to be more and more an experimental discipline, biorhythms should be considered. It is gratefully acknowledged that investigators with great experience in biologic rhythms were prepared to take part in this symposium. Their different fields of research, physiology, biology, embryology and clinical, indicate the importance of rhythmic variations and mathematicians show how results gained have to be treated in a correct statistical fashion. There are the processes of cell multiplication, regeneration and growth, which have been proved to be rhythmic. The analyses of mitoses show to what extent such strong interventions as adrenalectomy, hypophysectomy etc. have been misinterpreted and delivered severally contradictory results when the rhythmic variations are not considered. The observation of tissues collected throughout 24 hours contributes to the much debated problem of "Amitosis" and also revealed a definite rhythm of DNA. In connection with this is the uptake and incorporation of DNA-precursors which occur rhythmically. In the vast number of precursor experiments which frequently vary strongly in their results, circadian changes have hardly been considered until now.


DNA Mitose anatomy animals biology cell embryology enzyme influence morphology nucleic acid physiology regeneration tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • H. von Mayersbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Laboratorium voor cytologie en histologieUniversiteit van NijmegenGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-03744-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88394-1
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