Wilson, Edmund Beecher


1856–1939 American biologist who made many fundamental contributions to our understanding of the cell in heredity and development.

Keywords: cell; development; chromosome

Further Reading

Wilson EB (1896) The Cell in Development and Inheritance. New York: Macmillan.

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

Muller HJ (1943) Edmund B. Wilson, an appreciation. American Naturalist 77: 5–37; 142–172.

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Bynum, WF(Apr 2002) Wilson, Edmund Beecher. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002957]