Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova is 90!

Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova is 90! Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2004, p. 147. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Biologiya Morya, Isaeva. LETTER TO THE EDITOR V. V. Isaeva Recently, Professor Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova, a REFERENCES fundamental figure of comparative and evolutionary 1. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Sravnitel’naya embriologiya embryology, celebrated her 90th anniversary! bespozvonochnykh zhivotnykh. Prosteishie i nizshie mnogokletochnye (Comparative Embryology of Inverte- Ivanova’s autobiography, as well as her contribution brates. Protozoa and Lower Metazoa), Novosibirsk: to embryology and to the scientific life of the Institute Nauka, 1975. of Marine Biology, was given in earlier publications 2. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Sravnitel’naya embriologiya [8, 12] related to her election as the Institute’s Honored bespozvonochnykh zhivotnykh: trokhofornye, shchu- Member in spring 1998. Thus, at present, I would like pal’tsevye, shchetinkochelyustnye, pogonofory (Com- only to mention that, out of Ivanova’s 10 books on com- parative Embryology of Invertebrates: Trochophorata, parative and evolutionary embryology, 7 [1–7] were Tentaculata, Chaetognatha, and Pogonophora), Mos- published by the Institute. In 1998, Ivanova presented cow: Nauka, 1977. the Institute’s library with an extraordinary book col- 3. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Evolyutsionnaya embriologiya lection, the result of her and her husband’s, Artemii zhivotnykh. Iglokozhie I polukhordovye (Evolutionary Vasil’evich Ivanov, efforts. Embryology of Animals. Echinodermata and Hemichor- data), Moscow: Nauka, 1978. Many of Ivanova’s original articles and reviews 4. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Sravnitel’naya embriologiya were published on the pages of the Russian Journal of bespozvonochnykh zhivotnykh. Nizshie khordovye Marine Biology. Her broad scope and high cultural (Comparative Embryology of Invertebrates. Lower standards allow her to combine efficiently a compre- Chordates), Moscow: Nauka, 1978. hensive and rigorous analysis of scientific data with an 5. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Sravnitel’naya embriologiya enthusiasm for embryology and comparative morphol- bespozvonochnykh zhivotnykh. Chlenistonogie (Com- ogy. The molecular biological findings made at the parative Embryology of Invertebrates. Arthropoda), close of the last century resulted in a fundamental revi- Moscow: Nauka, 1979. sion of the former views on the phylogenetic relation- 6. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Sravnitel’naya embriologiya ships between all major Metazoan taxa and in the bespozvonochnykh zhivotnykh. Nepolnousye (Compara- downfall of the former Phylogenetic Tree [11]. Some of tive Embryology of Invertebrates), Moscow: Nauka, the newly established relations seem unreal even now. This is, however, of no surprise since the very sphere of 7. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Evolyutsionnaya embriologiya development, regeneration, and asexual reproduction is zhivotnykh (Evolutionary Embryology of Animals), St.- essentially marvelous, with individual development Petersburg: Nauka, 1995. being especially amazing. In 1999, 2002, and 2003, 8. Ivanova, O.M., Autobiography, Biol. Morya, 1999, under Ivanova’s alias M.I. Kashkina’s, articles on vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 252–253. myphozoology were first published in Biologiya Morya 9. Round Table Talk on the Origin of Mermaids, Biol. [9, 11, 13], thereby initiating a series of scientific mys- Morya, 1999, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 252–253. tifications in the journal. Recently, Ivanova’s mono- 10. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Pochti vse o rusalkakh (Almost graph on the general topics of myphozoology was pub- Everything Known on Mermaids, St.-Petersburg: Liss, lished [10], and a second edition is in preparation. The present issue contains Ivanova’s new mythozo- 11. Ivanova-Kazas, O.M., Once more about Mermaids, Biol. ological article. I would like to express my full approval Morya, 2003, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 148–149. of the new area in the journal’s scope and hope that new 12. Kas’yanov, V.L., Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova, Biol. publications on the subject will come in the nearest Morya, 1999, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 252. future. I also hope that a good tradition—publishing 13. Kashkina, M.I., Viktorchuk, I.V., A New Aberrant Jelly- communications related to April 1 in every April issue fish from the Sea of Japan, Biol. Morya, 2002, vol. 28, of the journal—will continue in future. no. 2, pp. 156–157. 1063-0740/04/3002-0147 © 2004 åAIä “Nauka / Interperiodica” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

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