Adriano Buzzati-Traverso

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Adriano Buzzati-Traverso
Born6 April 1913
Milan, Italy
Died22 April 1983 (1983-04-23) (aged 70)
Scientific career

Adriano Buzzati-Traverso (6 April 1913, Milan, Italy – 22 April 1983) was an Italian geneticist. In 1962 he founded in Naples the Laboratorio Internazionale di Genetica e Biofisica (International Laboratory of Genetics and Biophysics).[1]

The name of the fly Drosophila buzzatii, often used in genetical and evolutionary studies, derives from this significant Italian scientist.

He was the brother of the well-known writer Dino Buzzati.


  1. ^ Mauro Capocci, Gilberto Corbellini (2002). "Adriano Buzzati-Traverso and the foundation of the International Laboratory of Genetics and Biophysics in Naples (1962–1969)". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 33 (3): 489–513. doi:10.1016/S1369-8486(02)00007-9. PDF[permanent dead link]