Prof August Friedrich Leopold Weismann FRS (For), HonFRSE, LLD (17 January 1834 – 5 November 1914) was a German evolutionary biologist. Ernst Mayr ranked him as the second most notable evolutionary theorist of the 19th century, after Charles Darwin.Weismann became the Director of the Zoological Institute and the first Professor of Zoology at Freiburg.
August Weismann, in full August Friedrich Leopold Weismann, (born January 17, 1834, Frankfurt am Main—died November 5, 1914, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany), German biologist and one of the founders of the science of genetics, who is best known for his opposition to the doctrine of the inheritance of acquired traits and for his “germ plasm” theory, the forerunner of DNA theory.
August Friedrich Leopold Weismann studied how the traits of organisms developed and evolved in a variety of organisms, mostly insects and aquatic animals, in Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Weismann proposed the theory of the continuity of germ-plasm, a theory of heredity.
Weismann, August (ou`go͝ost vīs`män), 1834–1914, German biologist.He taught zoology at the Univ. of Freiburg from 1866 to 1912. He is known as the originator of the germ-plasm theory of heredity heredity, transmission from generation to generation through the process of reproduction in plants and animals of factors which cause the offspring to resemble their parents.
WEISMANN, AUGUST FRIEDRICH LEOPOLD (b.Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 17 January 1834; d.Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 5 November 1914), zoology. Weismann’s most influential contribution to biological thought was his theory of the continuity of the germ plasm, an explanation of heredity and development.He maintained that the germ plasm, the substance of heredity, was transmitted from generation ...
File:August Weismann.jpg. Friedrich Leopold August Weismann (Frankfurt am Main, 17 January 1834 – Freiburg, 5 November 1914) was a German evolutionary biologist. Ernst Mayr ranked him the second most notable evolutionary theorist of the 19th century, after Charles Darwin.Weismann became the Director of the Zoological Institute and the first Professor of Zoology at Freiburg.
aportaciones de august weissmann (Francfort del Main, 1834 - Friburgo de Brisgovia, 1914) Biólogo alemán, famoso por su teoría del plasma germinal. Estudió en la Universidad de Gotinga, tras lo cual trabajó durante algún tiempo en un hospital de Rostock.
— August Weismann. August Weismann Family Background and Education. August Weismann was born as the son of the high school professor Johann (Jean) Konrad Weismann, who had studied ancient languages and theology, and his wife Elise, née Lübbren, daughter of the district administrator and mayor of Stade.
Determinant, in genetics, the term used in the late 19th century by the German biologist August Weismann to describe the component of hereditary material, or germ plasm, that specifies the characteristics of different
Friedrich Leopold August Weismann (Frankfurt am Main, 17 de janeiro de 1834 — Freiburg im Breisgau, 5 de novembro de 1914) foi um biólogo alemão.Foi classificado por Ernst Mayr como o segundo teórico evolucionista mais notável do século XIX depois de Charles Darwin.