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By: Karine Prevot | Published: Jan 29, 2015

Bacteria of the genus Wolbachia are bacteria that live within the cells of their hosts. They infect a wide range of arthropods (insects, arachnids…

WolbachiaBacteriaHost-bacteria relationshipsHost-parasite relationshipsArthropods

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

By: Federica Turriziani Colonna | Published: Dec 22, 2014

The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Anton Dohrn Zoological Station) is a public research institute focusing on biology and biodiversity. Hereafter…

OrganizationStazione zoologica di NapoliDevelopmental BiologyZoologyEmbryology

Dictyostelium discoideum

By: Mary E. Sunderland | Published: Jun 10, 2009

Dictyostelium discoideum is a cellular slime mold that serves as an important model organism in a variety of fields. Cellular slime molds have an…


Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844)

By: Valerie Racine | Published: Aug 05, 2013

Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, commonly known as Geoffroy, studied animals, their anatomy and their embryos, and teratogens at the National Museum…

Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Etienne, 1772-1844TeratologyZoologyFrench RevolutionHomology theory

Alec John Jeffreys (1950–)

By: Corey Harbison | Published: Jun 15, 2017

Alec John Jeffreys created a process called DNA fingerprinting in the UK during the twentieth century. For DNA fingerprinting, technicians identify a…

DNA fingerprintingForensic sciencesForensic AnthropologyMicrosatellites (Genetics)Exons (Genetics)

Michael D. West (1953- )

By: Lijing Jiang | Published: Jun 23, 2010

Michael D. West is a biomedical entrepreneur and investigator whose aim has been to extend human longevity with biomedical interventions. His focus…

PeopleStem CellsBiographyRegeneration

Mary-Claire King (1946– )

By: Meilin Zhu | Published: Aug 23, 2017

Mary-Claire King studied genetics in the US in the twenty-first century. King identified two genes associated with the occurrence of breast cancer,…

GeneticsBreast--Cancer--SusceptibilityBreast--Cancer--Prognosis--Statistical methods--CongressesBreast--Cancer--ResearchDNA fingerprinting

Seed Collection and Plant Genetic Diversity, 1900-1979

By: Marci Baranski | Published: Nov 01, 2013

Farmers have long relied on genetic diversity to breed new crops, but in the early 1900s scientists began to study the importance of plant genetic…

ContextGermplasm resources, PlantGermplasm resources, Plant--StorageAgrobiodiversityCrops

The Y-Chromosome in Animals

By: Dorothy R. Haskett | Published: May 28, 2015

The Y-chromosome is one of a pair of chromosomes that determine the genetic sex of individuals in mammals, some insects, and some plants. In the…

Y ChromosomeSex ChromosomesEmbryosDNAChromosomes

Felix Anton Dohrn

By: Karen Wellner, Kal Clark, Brian Schuermann | Published: Feb 22, 2011

Felix Anton Dohrn is best remembered as the founder of the Stazione Zoologica di Napoli, the world' s first permanent laboratory devoted to the study…


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