Theodor Boveri

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Theodor Heinrich Boveri (12 October 1862 – 15 October 1915) was a German zoologist, comparative anatomist and co-founder of modern cytology.[1] He was notable for the first hypothesis regarding cellular processes that cause cancer, and for describing chromatin diminution in nematodes.[2] His brother was industrialist Walter Boveri. Boveri was married to the American biologist Marcella O'Grady (1863–1950).[3] Their daughter Margret Boveri (1900–1975) became one of the best-known journalists in post-World War II Germany.[4]

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Theodor Boveri
Born12 October 1862 (1862-10-12)
Died15 October 1915 (1915-10-16) (aged 53)
Würzburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Known forEmbryonic development
Boveri–Sutton chromosome theory
SpouseMarcella Boveri
ChildrenMargret Boveri
Scientific career
FieldsGenetics, Cell biology

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