The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 52: 135 - 139 (2008)

Vol 52, Issue 2-3

Special Issue: Developmental Biology in Poland

Embryology at the Universities of Lwow and Wroclaw

Published: 30 November -0001

Antoni Ogorzalek*

Laboratory of General Zoology, Institute of Zoology, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland


Embryological research at the University of Wroclaw covers hormonal control of metamorphosis, primarily invertebrate embryology and gametogenesis, vertebrate myogenesis and the developmental impact of external factors. Developmental studies at the University of Wroclaw are a continuation of those conducted at the former Jan Kazimierz (Johannes Casimirus) University in Lwow before World War II. The Wroclaw embryological school is best characterized as comparative embryology which approaches embryonic development experimentally as well as through the analysis of its natural diversity.


embryology, Wroclaw, Lwow

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