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dc.contributor.editorLowe, James W. E.en_US
dc.creatorZou, Yawenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T21:17:49Z
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dc.date.created2014-05-23en_US
dc.date.issued2014-05-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/7891
dc.description.abstractAugust Friedrich Leopold Weismann studied how the traits of organisms developed and evolved in a variety of organisms, mostly insects and aquatic animals, in Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Weismann proposed the theory of the continuity of germ-plasm, a theory of heredity. Weismann postulated that germ-plasm was the hereditary material in cells, and parents transmitted to their offspring only the germ-plasm present in germ-cells (sperm and egg cells) rather than somatic or body cells. Weismann also promoted Charles Darwin's 1859 theory of the evolution of species. Weismann argued that only changes to the germ cells, and not body cells, could be inherited, a theory that influenced theories of heredity throughout later centuries.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.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshWeismann, August, 1834-1914en_US
dc.subject.lcshWeismann, August, 1834-1914. Keimplasma. Englishen_US
dc.subject.meshGerm Cellsen_US
dc.subject.meshHeredityen_US
dc.titleAugust Friedrich Leopold Weismann (1834-1914)en_US
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dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagGerm-plasmen_US
dc.subject.tagGerminal selectionen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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