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De Vries

[duh vrees; Dutch duh vrees] /də ˈvris; Dutch də ˈvris/
[hyoo-goh;; Dutch hy-goh] /ˈhyu goʊ;; Dutch ˈhü goʊ/ (Show IPA),
1848–1935, Dutch botanist and student of organic heredity: developed the concept of mutation as a factor in the process of evolution. Unabridged
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  • De Vries himself writes:—“My work claims to be in full accord with the principles laid down by Darwin.”

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • De Vries says that it is of the essence of mutations that they are completely inherited.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • De Vries assumed that the character of each cell is determined by "Pangens" that migrate from the nucleus into the protoplasm.

  • De Vries cites several other instances of plants in a mutating state.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • The strain takes on, indeed, the essential features of the "eversporting varieties" of De Vries .

  • De Vries has used this phenomenon for the measurement of osmotic tension.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • According to De Vries, all plants display fluctuating variation, but only a small percentage exhibit the phenomenon of mutation.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
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De Vries

/Dutch də ˈvriːs/
Hugo (ˈhyːxoː). 1848–1935, Dutch botanist, who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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De Vries in Medicine

De Vries (də vrēs'), Hugo Marie. 1848-1935.

Dutch botanist who studied evolution by observing mutations rather than natural selection. He was an early proponent of the works of Gregor Mendel.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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