Int. J. Dev. Biol. 53: 1277 - 1290 (2009)
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.072384ag
© UPV/EHU Press

Ontogeny of an adventurous mind: the origin of Antonio García-Bellido’s contributions to developmental genetics

Alain Ghysen*

Laboratory of Neurogenetics, INSERM U881, Montpellier, France

ABSTRACT This interview with Antonio García-Bellido explores three aspects of his work. First and foremost is the origin of his contributions: trying to define what allowed him to become a pioneer of developmental genetics. The second part deals with the nature of his major contributions, as seen by himself. In a third section he expresses his views on a number of subjects that relate mostly to the future of developmental biology and to evolution. A list of his most significant publications is appended as an annex.

Keywords:

developmental genetics, drosophila, evolution, clonal analysis, history of science

*Corresponding author e-mail: alain.ghysen@univ-montp2.fr