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Allan Charles Wilson (1934-1991)

By: Dorothy Haskett | Published: Jul 24, 2014

Allan C. Wilson studied genes, proteins, and body structures of animals and humans in the US during the second half of the twentieth century. Wilson…

Human EvolutionEvolutionChimpanzeesMitochondriaElectrophoresis

The Diversity of Animals: An Evolutionary Study (1962), by Edward Stuart Russell

By: Mark A. Ulett | Published: Jun 27, 2010

In 1962 the journal Acta Biotheoretica published the final work of the biologist Edward Stuart Russell, a full eight years after his death. Entitled…

LiteratureRussell, E. S. (Edward Stuart), 1887-1954Biological EvolutionPublicationsEvolution

Human Evolution Inferred from Tooth Growth and Development

By: Kate MacCord | Published: Mar 28, 2013

To study human evolution, researchers sometimes use microstructures found in human teeth and their knowledge of the processes by which those…

EvolutionteethDental EnamelFossilsHuman Evolution

Richard Woltereck (1877-1944)

By: B. R. Erick Peirson | Published: May 13, 2012

Richard Woltereck was a German zoologist and hydrobiologist who studied aquatic animals and extended the concept of Reaktionsnorm (norm of reaction)…

PeopleEvolutionHeredityEmbryologyAquatic animals

"Mitochondrial DNA and Human Evolution" (1987), by Rebecca Louise Cann, Mark Stoneking, and Allan Charles Wilson

By: Dorothy R. Haskett | Published: Oct 10, 2014

In 1987 Rebecca Louise Cann, Mark Stoneking, and Allan Charles Wilson published Mitochondrial DNA and Human Evolution in the journal Nature. The…

LiteratureMitochondriaHuman EvolutionEvolutionHomo sapiens

"Development, Plasticity and Evolution of Butterfly Eyespot Patterns" (1996), by Paul M. Brakefield et al.

By: Yawen Zou | Published: Sep 10, 2013

Paul M. Brakefield and his research team in Leiden, the Netherlands, examined the development, plasticity, and evolution of butterfly eyespot…

ButterfliesDevelopmental BiologyPhenotypic plasticityGenotype-environment interactionEvolutionary developmental biology

Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis (1938-2011)

By: Dorothy Regan Haskett | Published: Mar 23, 2014

Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis was an American biologist, whose work in the mid-twentieth century focused on cells living together in a mutually…

Eukaryotic cellsMitosissymbiosisMitochondriaMicroorganisms--Evolution

The Carapacial Ridge of Turtles

By: Guido Caniglia | Published: Jan 01, 2012

Two main elements characterize the skeletal morphology of turtles: the carapace and the plastron. For a turtle, the carapacial ridge begins in the…

TurtlesMorphology (Animals)EmbryosGerm CellsEmbryology

“Annual Research Review: Prenatal Stress and the Origins of Psychopathology: An Evolutionary Perspective” (2011), by Vivette Glover

By: Carrie Keller | Published: May 02, 2020

In 2011, fetal researcher Vivette Glover published “Annual Research Review: Prenatal Stress and the Origins of Psychopathology: An Evolutionary…

LiteratureStress in adolescenceStress in youthPsychological StressPregnancy

The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics (1924), by Paul Kammerer

By: Federica Turriziani Colonna | Published: Mar 31, 2015

The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics is a book published in 1924, written by Paul Kammerer, who studied developmental biology in Vienna,…

LiteratureInheritance of acquired charactersEvolution (Biology)adaptationsLaboratory animals--Breeding--Experiments

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