Wilson, Edmund B(eecher)

Wilson, Edmund B(eecher)
born Oct. 19, 1856, Geneva, Ill., U.S.
died March 3, 1939, New York, N.Y.

U.S. cell biologist.

He joined the Columbia University faculty in 1891, where he became established as a pioneer in work on cell lineage (tracing the formation of different kinds of tissues from individual cells). His interests later extended to internal cellular organization and the problem of sex determination, leading to a series of papers (1905) on the role of chromosomes. Recognizing the importance of Gregor Mendel's findings, he realized that the role of chromosomes went far beyond the determination of sex and envisioned their function as important components in heredity as a whole, ideas that were a powerful force in shaping future genetic research.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Wilson, Edmund B(eecher) — (19 oct. 1856, Geneva, Ill., EE.UU.–3 mar. 1939, Nueva York, N.Y.). Biólogo celular estadounidense. En 1891 se incorporó a la facultad de la Universidad de Columbia, donde fue pionero en estudiar el linaje celular (investigar la formación de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Wilson — Wilson, Angus Wilson, Charles Thompson Rees Wilson, Colin Wilson, Colin St. John Wilson, Henry Maitland Wilson, James Harold Wilson, John Wilson, Kenneth …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Edmund — (as used in expressions) Andros, Sir Edmund Burke, Edmund Cartwright, Edmund Cockburn, Sir Alexander (James Edmund), 10° baronet Dewey, Thomas E(dmund) Gosse, Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Edmund (Percival) Husserl, Edmund Kean, Edmund Martinson, Harry …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Beecher — (as used in expressions) Beecher, Catharine (Esther) Beecher, Henry Ward Stowe, Harriet Beecher Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Wilson, Edmund B(eecher) …   Enciclopedia Universal

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