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dc.contributor.editorMaienschein, Janeen_US
dc.creatorSunderland, Mary E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T13:01:45Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T13:01:45Z
dc.date.created2007-10-31en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:124752en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1695
dc.description.abstractAbraham Trembley's discovery of the remarkable regenerative capacity of the hydra caused many to question their beliefs about the generation of organisms. Born 3 September 1710 to a prominent Geneva family, Trembley studied at the Calvin Institute, now the University of Geneva, where he completed his thesis on calculus. He went on to become tutor for Count William Bentinck's two sons, and it was while teaching the boys natural history that Trembley came across a strange organism in a sample of pond water. This mysterious polyp, or hydra, had been previously described by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, as well as an anonymous English gentleman in 1704, but Trembley was unaware of the polyp's identity and began a series of experiments to determine whether it was an animal or a plant. His investigations were also motivated by his observation that the number of arms on different polyps varied, an irregularity uncommon in animals. Yet Trembley felt that it was an animal.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshTrembley, Abraham, 1710-1784en_US
dc.subject.meshRegenerationen_US
dc.titleAbraham Trembley (1710-1784)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagBiographyen_US
dc.subject.tagRegenerationen_US
dc.subject.tagHydraen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2007-10-31


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