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Boris Lvovich Astaurov

biologist

Boris ASTAUROV, USSR Biologist. Corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958; Head, Laboratory of Experimental Embryology, Severtsov Institute of Animal Morphology, since 1955.

Background

Astaurov, Boris was born on October 27, 1904.

Education

Graduated from Moscow University, 1927.

Career

1935-1955 associate, Institute of Experimental Biology, now Institute of Animal Morphology. Works on theoretical and practical problems of heredity in silkworms, especially industrial hybridization. Developed method of thermal artificial parthenogenesis.

Discovered means of inducing full experimental androgenesis.

Religion

Religion is bad because it stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.