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Alexander Onufrievich Kovalevsky

1840–1901

Russian embryologist. Brother of Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky. Held academic posts at various Russian universities; professor of histology, St Petersburg, 1890–4. His studies of ascidian embryology revealed that tunicates were chordates and gave strong support to Darwinian transmutation theory. Foreign member of the Royal Society of London, 1885.

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GSE s.v. Tunicata.

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