Int. J. Dev. Biol. 64: 35 - 40 (2020)
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.190171ar
© UPV/EHU Press

Fields, patterns and information: R.L. Brahmachary’s contributions during the infancy of molecular embryology

Animesh Ray*,1,2

1Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA and 2Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA

ABSTRACT The contribution of Professor Ratan Lal Brahmachary’s research during the early years of molecular embryology, its theoretical underpinnings, and its connection with those of other contemporary research efforts, are traced in this article as a part of the history of developmental biology research in India.

Keywords:

early embryogenesis, morphogen, pattern formation, informational molecule, Limnaea

*Corresponding author e-mail: aray@kgi.edu ; animesh@caltech.edu