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Forgotten classics

Forgotten classics

Developmental biology has a long and rich history which has generated a vast and often daunting literature. In this series, we asked prominent researchers to recommend their favourite hidden gems from history – papers that are, for whatever reason, unjustly overlooked today.

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Forgotten classics- Principles of morphogenesis

Posted by , on 10 March 2016

  Gustafson, T., Wolpert, L. (1967) Cellular movement and contact in sea urchin morphogenesis. Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 42, 442-498. Recommended by Thomas Lecuit (IBDM- Developmental Biology …
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Forgotten classics- T. H. Morgan and planarian regeneration

Posted by , on 16 February 2016

  Morgan, T.H. (1898) Experimental studies of the regeneration of Planaria maculata. Archiv für Entwicklungsmechanik der Organismen 7, 364-397 Recommended by Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado (Stowers Institute)   Some classic papers …

Forgotten classics- Cell layers in the shoot meristem

Posted by , on 12 January 2016

  Satina, S., Blakeslee, A.F., and Avery, A.G. (1940) Demonstration of the Three Germ Layers in the Shoot Apex of Datura by Means of Induced Polyploidy in Periclinal Chimeras. American …

Forgotten classics of developmental biology- a new Node series

Posted by , on 12 January 2016

You just started your research career, or maybe you just moved fields. The first thing on your to-do list is to catch up with the literature. What has been the …

A mouse embryo schematic from Rosa Beddington, as featured in the forgotten classic recommended by Patrick Tam.

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Updated on 14 October 2021