Marie Yves Delage - Encyclopedia




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"MARIE YVES DELAGE (1854-1920), French zoologist, was born at Avignon May 13 1854. He became a member of the French Academies of Science and Medicine, professor of zoology at the Sorbonne, Paris, and a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He was one of the first authorities on animal reproduction and questions of hybridism and heredity (see 23.116, 14.27, 22.478). For his exploit in keeping alive in 1886, in a tank at Roscoff, a specimen of Leptocephali until it developed into a conger, see 9.9. He died in Paris Oct. 8 1920.

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