Lennart Olsson

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Affiliation: Friedrich Schiller University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evolutionary developmental biology: its concepts and history with a focus on Russian and German contributions
    Lennart Olsson
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Erbertstr 1, 07743, Jena, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 97:951-69. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint A clash of traditions: the history of comparative and experimental embryology in Sweden as exemplified by the research of Gösta Jägersten and Sven Hörstadius
    Lennart Olsson
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Erbertstr 1, 07743, Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 126:117-29. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Vertebrate head development: segmentation, novelties, and homology
    Lennart Olsson
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:145-63. 2005
  4. pmc Cranial muscles in amphibians: development, novelties and the role of cranial neural crest cells
    Jennifer Schmidt
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Jena, Germany
    J Anat 222:134-46. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Resegmentation in the Mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
    Nadine Piekarski
    Institut fuer Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Erberstr 1, D 07743, Jena, Germany
    J Morphol 275:141-52. 2014
  6. ncbi request reprint From the "Modern Synthesis" to cybernetics: Ivan Ivanovich Schmalhausen (1884-1963) and his research program for a synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology
    Georgy S Levit
    Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Ernst Haeckel Haus, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 306:89-106. 2006
  7. doi request reprint A somitic contribution to the pectoral girdle in the axolotl revealed by long-term fate mapping
    Nadine Piekarski
    Institut fuer Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitaet, Erbertstr 1, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Evol Dev 13:47-57. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Portraits of science. From the modern synthesis to Lysenkoism, and back?
    Uwe Hossfeld
    Department of the History of Medicine, Science, and Technology, Ernst Haeckel House, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Science 297:55-6. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The history of the homology concept and the "Phylogenetisches Symposium"
    Uwe Hossfeld
    Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Ernst Haeckel Haus, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Berggasse 7, DE 07745 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:243-53. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint The integration of Darwinism and evolutionary morphology: Alexej Nikolajevich Sewertzoff (1866-1936) and the developmental basis of evolutionary change
    George S Levit
    Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik Ernst Haeckel Haus, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 302:343-54. 2004

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  1. doi request reprint Evolutionary developmental biology: its concepts and history with a focus on Russian and German contributions
    Lennart Olsson
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Erbertstr 1, 07743, Jena, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 97:951-69. 2010
    ..Based on our survey, we end the review with an outlook on future trends and important issues in EvoDevo...
  2. ncbi request reprint A clash of traditions: the history of comparative and experimental embryology in Sweden as exemplified by the research of Gösta Jägersten and Sven Hörstadius
    Lennart Olsson
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Erbertstr 1, 07743, Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 126:117-29. 2007
    ..The very different styles of scientific research might have played a role also in the development of the personal difficulties that existed for a long time between the two professors...
  3. ncbi request reprint Vertebrate head development: segmentation, novelties, and homology
    Lennart Olsson
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:145-63. 2005
    ..We propose that the main contribution from evolutionary developmental biology to solving homology questions lies in deepening our biological understanding of characters and character states...
  4. pmc Cranial muscles in amphibians: development, novelties and the role of cranial neural crest cells
    Jennifer Schmidt
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Jena, Germany
    J Anat 222:134-46. 2013
    ..At the level of developmental processes and mechanisms, novel structures are therefore likely to have homologs, and we need to develop a hierarchical concept of novelty that takes this into account...
  5. ncbi request reprint Resegmentation in the Mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
    Nadine Piekarski
    Institut fuer Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Erberstr 1, D 07743, Jena, Germany
    J Morphol 275:141-52. 2014
    ..Our results, in addition to those for zebrafish, indicate that resegmentation is a general process in building the vertebral column in vertebrates, although it may be achieved in different ways in different groups...
  6. ncbi request reprint From the "Modern Synthesis" to cybernetics: Ivan Ivanovich Schmalhausen (1884-1963) and his research program for a synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology
    Georgy S Levit
    Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Ernst Haeckel Haus, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 306:89-106. 2006
    ..His results and ideas remain thought-provoking, and his texts are of more than just historical interest...
  7. doi request reprint A somitic contribution to the pectoral girdle in the axolotl revealed by long-term fate mapping
    Nadine Piekarski
    Institut fuer Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitaet, Erbertstr 1, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Evol Dev 13:47-57. 2011
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  8. ncbi request reprint Portraits of science. From the modern synthesis to Lysenkoism, and back?
    Uwe Hossfeld
    Department of the History of Medicine, Science, and Technology, Ernst Haeckel House, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Science 297:55-6. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The history of the homology concept and the "Phylogenetisches Symposium"
    Uwe Hossfeld
    Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Ernst Haeckel Haus, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Berggasse 7, DE 07745 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:243-53. 2005
    ..Prominent among these are the works of Dietrich Starck, who also happened to be both a student, and later a benefactor, of systematics at Jena University...
  10. ncbi request reprint The integration of Darwinism and evolutionary morphology: Alexej Nikolajevich Sewertzoff (1866-1936) and the developmental basis of evolutionary change
    George S Levit
    Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik Ernst Haeckel Haus, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 302:343-54. 2004
    ..In this paper we present a relatively unknown researcher, Alexej Nikolajevich Sewertzoff (1866-1936) who made important contributions towards a synthesis of Darwinism and evolutionary morphology...
  11. pmc A role for FoxN3 in the development of cranial cartilages and muscles in Xenopus laevis (Amphibia: Anura: Pipidae) with special emphasis on the novel rostral cartilages
    Jennifer Schmidt
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Jena, Germany
    J Anat 218:226-42. 2011
    ..Our findings indicate that FoxN3 is essential for the development of novel cartilages such as the infrarostral and other cranial tissues derived from the neural crest and, indirectly, also for muscle morphogenesis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Muscular derivatives of the cranialmost somites revealed by long-term fate mapping in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
    Nadine Piekarski
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Erbertstr 1, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Evol Dev 9:566-78. 2007
    ..Our findings indicate that the pattern of somitic derivatives is highly conserved within tetrapods...
  13. ncbi request reprint The prominent absence of Alfred Russel Wallace at the Darwin anniversaries in Germany in 1909, 1959 and 2009
    Uwe Hossfeld
    Arbeitsgruppe Biologiedidaktik, Biologisch Pharmazeutische Fakultät, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Am Steiger 3, Bienenhaus, 07743, Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 132:251-7. 2013
    ..Thus, the tendency to exclude Alfred Russell Wallace is an international phenomenon, and largely attributable to the "Darwin industry". ..
  14. ncbi request reprint An intense half-semester developmental biology course, as taught at Uppsala University, Sweden
    Lennart Olsson
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Jena, Germany
    Int J Dev Biol 47:171-6. 2003
    ..Finally, students present oral and written reports on their projects. This is the only course students enroll in during this portion of the semester, so they are expected to devote full effort to it...
  15. ncbi request reprint Patterns of spatial and temporal cranial muscle development in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis (Anura: Pipidae)
    Janine M Ziermann
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Erbertstr 1, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    J Morphol 268:791-804. 2007
    ..These baseline data on the timing of muscle differentiation in the X. laevis can serve as a foundation for comparative studies of heterochronic changes in cranial muscle development in frogs and other lissamphibians...
  16. ncbi request reprint Haeckel's literary hopes dashed by materialism?
    Uwe Hossfeld
    Nature 424:875. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Patterns of spatial and temporal visceral arch muscle development in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
    Rolf Ericsson
    Department of Animal Development and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Morphol 261:131-40. 2004
    ..The timing of cranial muscle differentiation differs among vertebrate groups, but seems to be constant within each group. This study provides a morphological foundation for further studies of muscle cell fate and early differentiation...
  18. doi request reprint Symposium on the evolution and development of the vertebrate head
    Michael J Depew
    Department of Craniofacial Development, King s College London, Guy s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 310:287-93. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Nuchal cystic hygroma in five fetuses from 1819 to 1826 in the Meckel-anatomical collections at the University of Halle, Germany
    Luminita Göbbel
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Am J Med Genet A 143:119-28. 2007
    ..PCR-based sex determination tests on ancient DNA were used to determine the fetal gonosomal constitution. It is likely that the Meckel specimens are among the oldest fetuses in which Ullrich-Turner "phenotype" has been diagnosed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the autobiography of Julius Schaxel
    Christian Reiss
    Theory Biosci 126:165-75. 2007
  21. ncbi request reprint The fate of cranial neural crest cells in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri
    Rolf Ericsson
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 310:345-54. 2008
    ..We conclude that cranial neural crest migration and fate in the Australian lungfish follow the stereotyped pattern documented in other vertebrates...
  22. ncbi request reprint Role of cranial neural crest cells in visceral arch muscle positioning and morphogenesis in the Mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
    Rolf Ericsson
    Department of Animal Development and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Dev Dyn 231:237-47. 2004
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  23. ncbi request reprint Creationists attack secular education in Russia
    Georgy S Levit
    Nature 444:265. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Acrofacial dysostosis (AFD) with preaxial limb hypoplasia (Nager AFD) and club foot diagnosed in a fetus from 1812 in the anatomical collections at the University of Halle, Germany
    Luminita Göbbel
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Am J Med Genet A 137:263-8. 2005
    ..CGH-ratio profiles of all chromosomes were apparently normal. It is likely that Meckel's specimen is the earliest known fetus with Nager AFD...
  25. ncbi request reprint Freedom of the mind got Nature banned by the Nazis
    Uwe Hossfeld
    Nature 443:271. 2006