Paul Wintrebert

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Paul Wintrebert (1867–1966) was a French embryologist and a theoretician of developmental biology.

He coined the term cytoskeleton (cytosquelette) in 1931.[1]

He held radical epigenetic views. In his 90s, he published a trilogy in which he describes his position on life process and living being: Le vivant créateur de son évolution (The living being is the creator of his own evolution) (1962), Le développement du vivant par lui-même (The self-development of the living being) (1963), and L'existence délivrée de l'existentialisme (Existence delivered from existentialism) (1965).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frixione E (June 2000). "Recurring views on the structure and function of the cytoskeleton: a 300-year epic". Cell motility and the cytoskeleton 46 (2): 73–94. doi:10.1002/1097-0169(200006)46:2<73::AID-CM1>3.0.CO;2-0. PMID 10891854. 
  2. ^ Fischer, Jean-Louis 1990. Experimental embryology in France (1887–1936). The International Journal of Developmental Biology 34(1): 20. PubMed