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De Beer, Gavin Rylands

  1. Joe Cain

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003424



How to Cite

Cain, J. 2001. De Beer, Gavin Rylands. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


1899–1972 British zoologist, embryologist and historian who studied the relation between embryology and evolution and proved a gifted synthesizer of information on the development of the vertebrate skull and embryological development.


  • evolution;
  • development;
  • recapitulation;
  • zoology;
  • historian