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dc.creatorNavis, Adam R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T13:10:25Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T13:10:25Z
dc.date.created2007-11-08en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:124779en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1721
dc.description.abstractIn his 1907 paper, "Experiments in Transplanting Limbs and Their Bearing Upon the Problems of the Development of Nerves," in the Journal of Experimental Zoology that he edited, Ross Granville Harrison tested the development of nerves in transplanted tissue. He studied neural development by examining two competing theories. Victor Hensen proposed a syncytial theory as a way to explain neural development, suggesting that all the nerves of an embryo were connected directly by cytoplasm laid down early in development, and leaving no room for later modification. Santiago Ramón y Cajal proposed a competing outgrowth theory that nerves develop from the central nervous system, pushing through tissues by growing nerve fibers and growth cones. Harrison's experiment refuted many of the claims of the syncytial theory although it did not produce evidence that could directly prove the outgrowth theory.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.subjectExperimenten_US
dc.subject.lcshHarrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959en_US
dc.subject.meshTransplantationen_US
dc.title"Experiments in Transplanting Limbs and Their Bearing Upon the Problems of the Development of Nerves" (1907), by Ross Granville Harrisonen_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.embryoExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.tagFrogsen_US
dc.subject.tagTransplantationen_US
dc.subject.tagAmphibiansen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2007-11-08


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