Theodor Boveri

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birth_date = October 12, 1862
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death_date = October 15, 1915
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Theodor Heinrich Boveri (October 12, 1862–October 15, 1915) was a German biologist whose work with sea urchins showed that it was necessary to have all chromosomes present in order for proper embryonic development to take place. This discovery was an important part of the Boveri-Sutton chromosome theory. His other significant discovery was the centrosome (1888), which he described as the "especial organ of cell division". Boveri also had discovered a phenomenon of chromatin diminution do embryonic development of nematode Parascaris.

He also reasoned that a cancerous tumor begins with a single cell in which the make up of its chromosomes becomes scrambled, causing the cells to divide uncontrollably.

It was only much later in the twentieth century that leading researchers came to believe that Boveri may have been correct.

References

*Citation | title = Theodor Boveri: The Life of a Great Biologist 1862-1915 | first = Fritz | last = Baltzer | year = 1967 | url = http://www.devbio.com/article.php?ch=7&id=75 | accessdate = 2007-07-22 . Extract published in Citation | last = Gilbert | first = SF | title = DevBio: a companion to Developmental Biology, 8th ed | year = 2006 | publisher = Sinauer Associates
*Citation | title = Concerning The Origin of Malignant Tumours | first = Theodor | last = Boveri | year = 2008 |journal = Journal of Cell Science |volume = 121 |issue = Supplement 1 | pages = 1–84 | url = http://jcs.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/121/Supplement_1/1 | doi = 10.1242/jcs.025742 | pmid = 18089652
*Citation | first = Florian | last = Maderspacher | year = 2008 | title = Theodor Boveri and the natural experiment |journal=Current Biology |volume= 18 | issue =7 | pages = R279–R286 | doi = 10.1016/j.cub.2008.02.061
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title=Theodor and Marcella Boveri: chromosomes and cytoplasm in heredity and development
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last=Laubichler
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coauthors=Davidson Eric H
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title=Boveri's long experiment: sea urchin merogones and the establishment of the role of nuclear chromosomes in development
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coauthors=Coghlan Brian L D, Jersmann Hubertus P A
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title=Hansemann, Boveri, chromosomes and the gametogenesis-related theories of tumours
journal=Cell Biol. Int.
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last=Hardy
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coauthors=Zacharias Helmut
year=2005|month=Dec.

title=Reappraisal of the Hansemann-Boveri hypothesis on the origin of tumors
journal=Cell Biol. Int.
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title=JMM---past and present. Chromosomes and cancer: Theodor Boveri's predictions 100 years later
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title=Overlooked Nobel laureates
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title=The quest by three giants of science for an understanding of cancer
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doi=10.1016/S0160-9327(97)01030-2
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last=Moritz
first=K B
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coauthors=Sauer H W
year=1996|month=Feb.

title=Boveri's contributions to developmental biology--a challenge for today
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last=BALTZER
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year=1964|month=May.

title=Theodor Boveri
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doi=10.1126/science.144.3620.809
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year=1950|month=Sep.

title=Boveri and the early days of genetics
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doi=10.1038/166446a0

Further reading

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External links

*Citation | url = http://www.biozentrum2.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/more_infos/theodor_boveri_1862-1915/ | first = Peter | last = Wolbert | title = Theodor Boveri (1862-1915) | accessdate=2007-07-22 | publisher = Biocenter of the University of Wuerzburg
* Fritz Baltzer. (1967). excerpt from [http://zygote.swarthmore.edu/fert6b.html Theodor Boveri: The life of a great biologist, 1862-1915] . University of California Press, Berkeley; pp. 85-97.


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