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Nikolai Ivanovic Vavilov (1887-1943)

By: Marci Baranski | Published: Apr 15, 2014

Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov proposed theories of plant genetic diversity and participated in the political debate about genetics in Soviet Russia in…


St. George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900)

By: Divyash Chhetri | Published: Apr 04, 2014

St. George Jackson Mivart studied animals and worked in England during the nineteenth century. He also proposed a theory of organismal development…


Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering (MAGE)

By: Risa Aria Schnebly | Published: Dec 10, 2020

Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering, or MAGE, is a genome editing technique that enables scientists to quickly edit an organism’s DNA to produce…

TechnologyGenetic EngineeringGenetic engineering industryGenetic epidemiologyGene libraries

John von Neumann's Cellular Automata

By: | Published: Jun 14, 2010

Cellular automata (CA) are mathematical models used to simulate complex systems or processes. In several fields, including biology, physics, and…

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957ModelsEvolution

Wilhelm Johannsen's Genotype-Phenotype Distinction

By: B. R. Erick Peirson | Published: Dec 07, 2012

Wilhelm Johannsen in Denmark first proposed the distinction between genotype and phenotype in the study of heredity in 1909. This distinction is…

Johannsen, W. (Wilhelm), 1857-1927Genotype-environment interactionPhenotypeHeredityGenetics

Charles Benedict Davenport (1866-1944)

By: Cera R. Lawrence | Published: May 12, 2011

Charles Benedict Davenport was an early twentieth-century experimental zoologist. Davenport founded both the Station for Experimental Evolution and…

PeopleEugenicsReproductionZoologypublic health

Francis Maitland Balfour (1851-1882)

By: Mark A. Ulett | Published: Jun 29, 2010

During the 1870s and early 1880s, the British morphologist Francis Maitland Balfour contributed in important ways to the budding field of…


"Altruism and the Origin of the Worker Caste" from The Ants (1990), by Bert Hölldobler and Edward Osborne Wilson

By: Kelle Dhein | Published: Jul 24, 2017

In 'Altruism and the Origin of the Worker Caste,' Bert Hölldobler and Edward Osborne Wilson explore the evolutionary origins of worker ants. '…

LiteratureAntsInsect societiesKin selection (Evolution)Evolution

William Bateson (1861-1926)

By: Samantha Hauserman | Published: Jan 28, 2014

At the turn of the twentieth century, William Bateson studied organismal variation and heredity of traits within the framework of evolutionary theory…

GeneticsHeredityMendel, Gregor, 1822-1884EvolutionEmbryology

John Tyler Bonner (1920- )

By: Mary E. Sunderland | Published: May 09, 2008

The establishment and growth of developmental-evolutionary biology owes a great debt to the work of John Tyler Bonner. Bonner's studies of cellular…


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