Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2002, pp. 127–129. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2002, pp. 153–160. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by the Editorial Board. BOOK REVIEW AND DISCUSSION Reply to the Comments of L.V. Beloussov “Genes and Morphogenetic Fields” L. I. Korochkin Institute of Biology of the Gene and Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences I read with great interest the comments of the sources are, in some cases, conceived inside the object embryologist L.V. Beloussov, whom I regard highly, to of effect (embryonic rudiment) and, in others, outside it my book Vvedenie v genetiku razvitiya (Introduction to (my emphasis—L.K.) (Gurwitsch, 1977, p. 167). “I Developmental Genetics) (Moscow: Nauka, 1999) and believe that the cell ﬁeld is a factor which determines express my gratitude for the warm words said about my the appearance and behavior of constellations (molecu- book at the outset. lar—L.K.)” (Gurwitsch, 1977, p. 234). Most comments concern, however, the consider- It turns out that speciﬁc morphogenetic processes ations about morphogenetic ﬁelds and are critical. I determine the corresponding molecular-genetic events, must say at once that these critical comments do not rather than speciﬁc molecular-genetic events determin-
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