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dc.contributor.editorMacCord, Kateen_US
dc.creatorO'Connell, Lindseyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-11T04:08:38Z
dc.date.available2013-07-11T04:08:38Z
dc.date.created2013-07-10en_US
dc.date.issued2013-07-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/5916
dc.description.abstractJohann Friedrich Meckel and Antoine Etienne Reynaud Augustin Serres developed in the early 1800s the basic principles of what later became called the Meckel-Serres Law. Meckel and Serres both argued that fetal deformities result when development prematurely stops, and they argued that these arrests characterized lower life forms, through which higher order organisms progress during normal development. The concept that the embryos of higher order organisms progress through successive stages in which they resemble lower level forms is called recapitulation. Meckel, a professor of anatomy at the University of Halle in Halle, Germany, and Serres, a physician at Hotel-Dieu de Paris in Paris, France, did not work together. Rather, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, their similar approaches, in which they compared the anatomy and embryos of different species so as to relate stages of embryonic development to the scala naturae, led oher scientists to generalize their individual concepts into one general theory. The recapitulation ideas of Meckel and Serres became part of the mid-eighteenth century debate about how to explain morphological similarities between species.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.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshMeckel, J. F. (Johann Friedrich), 1781-1833en_US
dc.subject.lcshSerres, Etienne Renaud Augustin, 1786-1868en_US
dc.subject.lcshFetal development
dc.subject.lcshFetal growth
dc.subject.lcshBirth defects
dc.subject.lcshFetus--Abnormalities
dc.subject.lcshEmbryological development
dc.subject.lcshDevelopmental biology
dc.subject.lcshEmbryos
dc.subject.lcshEmbryology
dc.subject.lcshAristotle
dc.subject.lcshBaer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876
dc.titleThe Meckel-Serres Conception of Recapitulationen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Meckel-Serres Lawen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
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/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTheoriesen_US
dc.subject.tagRecapitulationen_US
dc.subject.tagLaws of Developmenten_US
dc.subject.tagMeckel-Serres Law
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2013-07-10en_US


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