Naegeli, CW von


Naegeli (1817–1891), a Swiss botanist, made numerous important cytological discoveries and developed new theoretical concepts of cellular constitution. His anti‐Darwinian orthogenetic theory enjoyed great success among German‐speaking botanists.

Keywords: Mendel; alternative evolutionary theories; cell division; micell; chromosome

Further Reading

Bowler P (1983) The Eclipse of Darwinism. Anti‐Darwinian Evolution Theories in the Decades around 1900. Baltimore, London: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Falk R (2001) Mendel's hypothesis In: Allen GE and MacLeod RM (eds), Science, History and Social Activism: A Tribute to Everett Mendelsohn pp. 77–86. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Glas E (1999) The evolution of a scientific concept. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 30: 37–58.

Junker T (1989) Darwinismus und Botanik. Rezeption, Kritik und theoretische Alternativen im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: Deutscher Apotheker Verlag.

Mullen P (1993) On Charles Darwin and other great men in correspondence with Carl Wilhelm von Naegeli. American Journal of Medical Genetics 46: 235.

Naegeli C (1844) Zellenkern, Zellenbildung und Zellenwachstum bei den Pflanzen. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Botanik 1: 35–133.

Naegeli CW (1865) Entstehung und Begriff der naturhistorischen Art. München: Verlag der Akademie.

Naegeli CW (1884) Mechanisch‐physiologische Theorie der Abstammungslehre. Leipzig: Oldenbourg.

Naegeli C and Peter A (1885–1889) Die Hieracien Mitteleuropas. Monographische Bearbeitung der Piloselloiden. München: Oldenbourg.

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Dröscher, Ariane(Apr 2008) Naegeli, CW von. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002436]