By Richard Burian

ISBN-10: 0521545285

ISBN-13: 9780521545280

The essays during this assortment learn advancements in 3 basic organic disciplines--embryology, evolutionary biology, and genetics--in clash with one another for a lot of the 20th century. they think about key methodological difficulties and the trouble of overcoming them. Richard Burian interweaves old appreciation of the settings during which scientists paintings, monstrous wisdom of the organic difficulties at stake and the methodological and philosophical matters confronted in integrating organic wisdom drawn from disparate assets.

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Slonimski as a thesis project ca. 1947–8. According to Slonimski, the problem of rejection of nuclei by sea urchin eggs was not solved until the 1980s. As is familiar, a similar project was carried out successfully by Briggs and King in frogs in the early 1950s (Briggs and King 1952). I am grateful to Dr. Slonimski for describing his project in an interview and for his encouragement of my research. 14 These interviews were held in 1988 and 1984, respectively. 15 Lwoff performed an important series of such experiments starting in 1949, leading to the definition of conditions in which phage production could be brought about (“induced”) in some 17 The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics Kohler argues that the scale on which an experiment or a series of experiments is carried out can sometimes be crucial, as it was in the search for mutations in Drosophila stocks in Morgan’s laboratory.

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