Boris L’vovich Astaurov (1904–1974)

Boris L’vovich Astaurov (1904–1974) Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2005, pp. 200–205. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2005, pp. 244–250. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Stroeva. MATERIALS FROM THE CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO THE CENTENARY OF B.L. ASTAUROV Boris L. Astaurov, whose 100th birthday we cele- In 1921, Astaurov graduated from the gymnasium brated in 2004, was an outstanding Russian scientist, and entered the Natural Department of the physico- naturalist in the classical meaning of this word, and sci- chemical faculty of the Moscow University, from entific-public man. He made a sizable contribution to which he graduated in 1927. He specialized at the Chair of Experimental Zoology headed by N.K. Kol’tsov. At the development of genetics, phenogenetics, cytogenet- this time, many outstanding scientists worked at the ics, experimental embryology, and evolutionary theory, as well as practical sericulture. He was the founder of Moscow University, such as zoologists M.A. Menzbir, A.N. Severtsov, B.M. Zhitkov, G.A. Kozhevnikov, the Kol’tsov Institute of Developmental Biology and its S.I. Ognev, and L.A. Zenkevich, geneticists first director, as well as the founder of the journal S.S. Chetverikov and A.S. Serebrovskii, embryologist “Ontogenez” (Russian Journal of Developmental Biol- D.P. Filatov, histologist G.O. Roskin, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Boris L’vovich Astaurov (1904–1974)

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