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 (vīs′män′), August Friedrich Leopold 1834-1914.
German biologist who asserted that hereditary traits are transmitted by a material substance, the germplasm, and that acquired characters cannot be inherited.
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(ˈvaɪsˌmɑn, ˈwaɪs mən)

August, 1834–1914, German biologist.
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Noun1.Weismann - German biologist who was one of the founders of modern geneticsWeismann - German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914)
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This medium is what Weismann terms the "germplasm." It carries the memories of the whole evolution of the race.
At home was several hours' hack-work waiting for him before he went to bed, and after he went to bed there was a volume of Weismann waiting for him, to say nothing of Herbert Spencer's Autobiography, which was as replete for him with romance as any thrilling novel.
The time is 1971 in New York City, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts "a first and final reunion" of The Weismann Follies showgirls before their old theater is demolished.
August Weismann (1834-1914) is generally recognized as the proponent of the germplasm theory.
Weismann, a psychiatrist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
The scene is set in New York, 1971 on the stage of the Weismann Theatre.
She subsequently joined Weismann Capital - a Wealth Family Office - as an office manager in 2013.
Weismann, loved the movie Gone with the Wind and was reported to have died at 101 while watching it in the home where she had lived since she was a child.
Her father Alfred Kerr was the most central theater critic of the Weimar era, and her mother Julia Kerr, nAaAaAeA@e Weismann, was a compose
Conversely, TIEMAN & GOODWIN (2001) tested hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of 25mg [L.sup.-1] (daily) against ichs in Ictalurus punctatus without any satisfying results, similar to in vitro trials (<50mg [L.sup.-1] for 10h) targeting the trophont stage, provided by LAHNSTEINER & WEISMANN (2007) and in current study.