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dc.contributor.editorBartlett, Zane N.en_US
dc.creatorRacine, Valerieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-05T19:12:34Z
dc.date.available2014-07-05T19:12:34Z
dc.date.created2014-07-05en_US
dc.date.issued2014-07-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/8018
dc.description.abstractIlya Ilyich Mechnikov studied phagocytes, immune function, and starfish embryos in Europe during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mechnikov adopted the French form of his name, Élie Metchnikoff, in the last twenty-five years of his life. In 1908, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Paul Ehrlich for their contributions to immunology. Mechnikov discovered phagocytes, immune cells that protect organisms by ingesting foreign particles or microorganisms, by conducting experiments on starfish larvae. He then developed a theory of the cellular process involving phagocytes, known as phagocytosis, to explain how inflammation is a part of the self defense system found in both vertebrates and invertebrates. His experimental work was part of the tradition of evolutionary embryology, which emerged in the decades following the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species in 1859, and was influenced by Ernst Haeckel's concept of the biogenetic law.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.lcshMetchnikoff, Elie, 1845-1916en_US
dc.subject.lcshPhagocytesen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmbryology, Experimentalen_US
dc.subject.meshPhagocytosisen_US
dc.subject.meshEmbryologyen_US
dc.titleIlya Ilyich Mechnikov (Elie Metchnikoff) (1845-1916)en_US
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dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagElie Metchnikoffen_US
dc.subject.tagIlya Mechnikoven_US
dc.subject.tagPhagocytosisen_US
dc.subject.tagImmunologyen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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