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Beneden, Edouard von

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1910 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Biologists


1846 - Born on the 5th of March in Louvain, Belgium.

         - He was professor of zoology at the University of Liège; he has been at the basis of the genetic studies of the 20th century, thanks to his works on a parasite of the horse, that made him discover how chromosomes combined during reproduction.

         - He elucidated the essential facts of cell division and stressed the importance of the qualitative and quantitative equality of chromosome distribution to daughter cells.

         - Discovered that all cells except gametes contain equal numbers of chromosomes.

1910 - Died on the 28th of April in Liege.






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