The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 46: 23 - 27 (2002)

Vol 46, Issue 1

Special Issue: Developmental Biology in Switzerland

Ernst Hadorn, a pioneer of developmental genetics

Published: 1 January 2002

Rolf Nöthiger

Zoological Institute, University of Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland.


This article gives a short and personal portrait of Ernst Hadorn (1902-1976), one of the most influential developmental biologists in Europe. Hadorn initially worked with amphibia, but then soon turned to Drosophila where he very successfully studied lethal factors and the development of imaginal disks.

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