Alfred Kuhn (1885-1968) and developmental evolution

TitleAlfred Kuhn (1885-1968) and developmental evolution
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsLaubichler, M D., and H J. Rheinberger
JournalJournal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

Alfred Huhn (1885-1968) was known as one of the most comprehensive zoologists of his time. His research program in developmental physiological genetics was one of the first successful attempts to integrate the experimental study of development and heredity. It led him to discover the first known reaction chain from gene to phenotype. Kuhn also foresaw many elements of modern evolutionary developmental biology and as a student of Weismann and mentor to many developmental geneticists of the late 20(th) century directly connects Weismann with molecular developmental genetics. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 302B:103-110,2004. (C) 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.