The first observation of chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell

The German anatomist Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Hartz, who also named them, made an observation of chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell in 1888.

Date:
      1888
Name(s):
      Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Hartz
Occupation:
      Anatomist
Location:
      Germany


Additional Information:

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz – Wikipedia
    Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz. Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz (6 October 1836 – 23 January 1921) was a German anatomist, famous for consolidating the neuron theory of organization of the nervous system and for naming the chromosome.
  • Cell nucleus – Wikipedia
    The nucleus is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Inside its fully enclosed nuclear membrane, it contains the majority of the cell’s genetic material. This material is organized as DNA molecules, along with a variety of proteins, to form chromosomes.
  • How were chromosomes discovered? – EpiGeneSys
    In 1831 Robert Brown described the ‘areola’ in orchids being constantly detectable in all cells. He called this areola’the nucleus of the cel’.1838 M. J. Schleiden´s incorrect epigenetic theory claimed that a cell-nucleus is created de novo from the fluid of the cell.

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