|Mitosis: Chronology and Links|
A. Trembley described cell division of a sort, the fission of a
1830's Ehrenberg described cell division in various protozoans.
Numerous descriptions of cell division in various cell types with
Robert Remak provided the underpinnings for subsequent
studies with a
F.G. Balbiani provided a beautiful, detailed, description of the
First reasonably accurate descriptions of mitosis by Schneider,
W. Schleicher used the term "karyokinesis" to describe "indirect cell division"
Walther Fleming described the nuclear condensations as consisting
Walther Fleming used the term "mitosis" to label the process and
The terms "Prophase," "Metaphase," and "Anaphase" were invented by
The concept of chromsomes as heritable elements was introduced by
H.W.G. Haldeyer-Harz gave us the word "Chromosome"
The term "Telophase" was presented to us by Martin Heidenhain
Working with Ascaris, Boveri developed two principles:
1913 H. Lundergardh coined the term "Interphase" (Archiv. Zellforsch. 9:203).
Painter (a young post doc who worked with Painter starting in 1911)
Painter described the giant salivary chromosomes of Drosophila
Hermann Fol described the penetration of a sea urchin ova by a single
anatomical level. He went on to report additional events associated with fertilization
(See Arch. Biol. 4: 265, 1883.)
1885 August Weismann provided evidence for the purpose
of the reduction
Subject: Re: meiosis and mitosis
deciding when something occurred is very difficult.
Dr. Blystone recommends "Henry Harris¹s delightful book: The Birth of the Cell (Yale Press, 1999). Anyone interested in the intellectual history of the cell should own this book." "My interest in all this is more than passive. Besides being the President of UT-Austin in the early 50¹s, Painter was a frequent guest lecturer in the graduate cytology seminar led by his former graduate student, John Biesele. I was a student in those seminars. John Biesele was my graduate professor, which after a sort makes Boveri my academic great grandfather." Robert Blystone, 19 March 2001BioLab Home Page
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