From Homer to Redi: Some historical notes about the problem of necrophagous blowflies' reproduction

  • Nelson Papavero Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
  • José Roberto Pujol-Luz Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
  • Dante Martins Teixeira Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Keywords: History, Necrophagous blowflies, Reproduction, Homer's Iliad, Ancient Egypt and Middle East, Vendidad, William Shakespeare, Francesco Redi

Abstract

Some historical notes about the ideas of the reproduction of necrophagous blowflies are presented, including Homer's Iliad, Ancient Egypt and Near East, the Persian Vendidad, William Shakespeare and the elegant experiments of Francesco Redi, who discredited the theory of spontaneous generation.

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Published
2010-12-10
How to Cite
Papavero, N., Pujol-Luz, J., & Teixeira, D. (2010). From Homer to Redi: Some historical notes about the problem of necrophagous blowflies’ reproduction . Arquivos De Zoologia, 41(2-4), 153-170. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2176-7793.v41i2-4p153-170
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