The Embryology of the Honey Bee (Classic Reprint)

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Owing probably to the excellence Of the Observations just de scribed, over ten years elapsed before the egg Of the honey bee was again made the subject Of scientific investigation. In 1884 a paper by the Italian zoologist Battista Grassi appeared in a relatively Obscure journal - Atti dell' Academie Gioenia di scienzi naturali in Catania and according to Carriere (1897) re mained for a time almost unnoticed. This paper covers Seventy seven pages Of text (4to), and is illustrated by 252 figures cover ing ten plates. This is the fullest, and in fact the only complete account Of the embryology Of the honey bee ever published. Like his predecessors Grassi studied the living bee, but he also made free use Of microtome sections. The text consists of an intro duction including a brief review Of literature, twelve numbered chapters, each descriptive Of the development Of a tissue or sys tem Of organs, and in addition a chapter discussing the Signifi cance Of the facts recorded. This most excellent paper is scarcely open to criticism, when judged by the standard Of contempo raneous papers, and allowing for the relative crudity Of the histological technique Of that time. Indeed the correctness Of most Of the facts recorded are beyond question. Nevertheless, judged by modern standards, the text seems lacking in complete ness, while most Of the figures appear crude and diagrammatic, many Of them losing much Of their value by their small size. In addition the correctness Of some Of Grassi's statements are open to question.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - James Allen Nelson


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780265812761

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm

Page Count - 302

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