The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 52: 147 - 150 (2008)

Vol 52, Issue 2-3

Special Issue: Developmental Biology in Poland

Bronislawa and Mieczyslaw Konopacki - pioneers of the application of histochemistry to embryology in Poland

Published: 30 November -0001

Zofia Bielanska-Osuchowska*

Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw Agricultural University, Warsaw, Poland


In this paper, we review the life and work of Mieczyslaw Konopacki and his wife Bronislawa Konopacka. These Polish scientists introduced histochemical methods to embryological studies at the beginning of the XXth century; they were pioneers in this regard in Poland and among the first in the world to implement such methods in this way.


B. Konopacka, M. Konopacki, embryology, histochemistry

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