The Problem of Anabiosis or Latent Life: History and Current Concept

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The Problem of Anabiosis or Latent Life: History and Current Concept

Authors

David Keilin

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D. Keilin. Leeuwenhoek Lecture: The problem of anabiosis or latent life: history and current concept, 1959

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Abstract

The eight previous Leeuwenhoek Lectures covered a great variety of problems is bacteriology and virology, and each of the lecturers paid an enthusiastic tribute Antony van Leeuwenhoek as the founder of microbiology. When the Council honored me by their invitation to deliver the ninth Leeuwenhoek Lecture I thought that it would be appropriate to devote it to the problem of anabiosis or latent life.

David Keilin (21 March 1887 – 27 February 1963) was a Jewish scientist focusing mainly on entomology. He made extensive contributions to entomology and parasitology during his career. He published thirty-nine papers between 1914 and 1923 on the reproduction of lice, the life-cycle of the horse bot-fly, the respiratory adaptations in fly larvae, and other subjects. He is most known for his research and rediscovery of cytochrome in the 1920s (he invented the name). It had been discovered by C. A. MacMunn in 1884, but that discovery had been forgotten or misunderstood. .

Publication Date

1959

Publisher

The University of Cambridge

City

Cambridge

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D. Keilin, Leeuwenhoek Lectures

The Problem of Anabiosis or Latent Life: History and Current Concept

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