Henry Van Peters Wilson

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Henry Van Peters Wilson (1863–1939)[1] was a professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biology. In 1907 he demonstrated that silicate sponges have the ability to re-form into functional creatures after the individual cells have been dissociated from one another by mechanical means (sieving through a fine silk mesh).[2]


  1. ^ Henry Van Peters Wilson, A Biological Memoir, "[1]".
  2. ^ Migration and Rearrangement of Cells Within Sponges, "[2]"