The Resource The organism as a whole : from a physicochemical viewpoint, by Jacques Loeb ... ; with 51 illustrations, (electronic resource)

The organism as a whole : from a physicochemical viewpoint, by Jacques Loeb ... ; with 51 illustrations, (electronic resource)

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The organism as a whole : from a physicochemical viewpoint
Title
The organism as a whole
Title remainder
from a physicochemical viewpoint
Statement of responsibility
by Jacques Loeb ... ; with 51 illustrations
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eng
Summary
"In this book an attempt is made to show that the unity of the organism is due to the fact that the egg (or rather its cytoplasm) is the future embryo upon which the Mendelian factors in the chromosomes can impress only individual characteristics, probably by giving rise to special hormones and enzymes. We can cause an egg to develop into an organism without a spermatozoon, but apparently we cannot make a spermatozoon develop into an organism without the cytoplasm of an egg, although sperm and egg nucleus transmit equally the Mendelian characters. The conception that the cytoplasm of the egg is already the embryo in the rough may be of importance also for the problem of evolution since it suggests the possibility that the genus- and species-heredity are determined by the cytoplasm of the egg, while the Mendelian hereditary characters cannot contribute at all or only to a limited extent to the formation of new species. Such an idea is supported by the work on immunity, which shows that genus- and probably species-specificity are due to specific proteins, while the Mendelian characters may be determined by hormones which need neither be proteins nor specific or by enzymes which also need not be specific for the species or genus. Such a conception would remove the difficulties which the work on Mendelian heredity has seemingly created not only for the problem of evolution but also for the problem of the harmonious character of the organism as a whole"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
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1859-1924
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Loeb, Jacques
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH307
LC item number
.L7 1916
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Biology
  • Mendel's law
  • Biology
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The organism as a whole : from a physicochemical viewpoint, by Jacques Loeb ... ; with 51 illustrations, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 1 leaf, 379 p., plates
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(DcWaAPA)apa08486119
Label
The organism as a whole : from a physicochemical viewpoint, by Jacques Loeb ... ; with 51 illustrations, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 1 leaf, 379 p., plates
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa08486119

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