Beneden, Édouard van
|Birthname||Édouard Joseph Louis Marie Van Beneden|
|born on||5 March 1846 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )|
|Place||Louvain, Belgium, 50n53, 4e42|
|Timezone||LMT m4e42 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||14°51' 24°12 Asc. 28°40'|
Belgian embryologist, cytologist and marine biologist, who was professor of zoology at the University of Liège. He contributed to cytogenetics by his works on the roundworm Ascaris. In this work he discovered how chromosomes organized meiosis (the production of gametes).
Van Beneden elucidated, together with Walther Flemming and Eduard Strasburger, the essential facts of mitosis, where, in contrast to meiosis, there is a qualitative and quantitative equality of chromosome distribution to daughter cells.
Van Beneden's father, Pierre-Joseph van Beneden (1809–1894) was also a well-known biologist.
He died on 28 April 1910, aged 64, in Liège.
- child->parent relationship with Beneden, Pierre-Joseph van (born 19 December 1809)
Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3403 .
- Family : Childhood : Family noted
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of zoology)
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Embryologist, cytologist and marine biologist)