[Taxacom] Looking for a paper
l.raty at skynet.be
Sat Oct 8 11:54:10 CDT 2016
I agree the paper must exist, and it can't have been published in 1969,
because it was cited before this date. But I doubt it will be found in a
supplement of Folia Biotheoretica.
I think that the journal is this:
I suspect one of the reasons that make it hard to find might well be
that the actual paper is in Portuguese, with "A genetical theory to
explain sex-determination by arrhenotocous parthenogenesis" (typo
included?) the title shown in the English abstract.
(PS - I wouldn't understand "Professor Dokter Jan Van der Hoeven
Stichting voor Theoretische Biologie van Dier en Mensch" as an
alternative title. This translates as: "Foundation Pr.Dr. Jan van der
Hoeven for theoretical biology of animal and man" and was, I think, the
society that published the journal. Jan van der Hoeven was a 19th C
On 10/08/2016 10:23 AM, aon.912051867.4 wrote:
> Cunha, A. and W. E. Kerr. 1957. A genetical theory to explain
> sex-determination by arrhenotokous parthenogenesis. Forma et Functio
> 1:33-36, sometimes cited as 1(4):33-36.
> In my opinion, this paper has been cited quite too often with equal
> (though insufficient) details to be dismissed as perhaps/probably
> Despite not being a librarian, nor even a zoologist, I may hopefully
> still be able to lead the search in the right direction:
> The Journal name in the citation above is NOT identical with the journal
> "Forma et Functio", Pergamon Press (Oxford) and Vieweg
> (Braunschweig/Germany), ISSN 0015-7716, of which 8 volumes have been
> issued between 1969 and 1975, and which has subsequently been
> discontinued. I have personally checked these 8 volumes, despite the
> evidently different dates, with no avail, of course.
> Apparently, another "Forma et Functio" existed as a subtitle, or perhaps
> as a "part 1", included in the issues of the journal "Folia
> Biotheoretica", also known by the enormously long name "Professor Dokter
> Jan van der Hoeven Stichting voor Theoretische Biologie van Dier en
> Mens", of Leiden University, Publisher Brill in The Hague, Netherlands,
> ISSN 0920-2676, issued in volumes 1/1936, 2/1937, 3/1948, 4/1949, 5/1960
> and 6/1966. Starting with vol. 7/1978, issues of "Folia Biotheoretica"
> have been added as supplements to still another journal, "Acta
> Biotheoretica" ISSN 0001-5342.
> I have not (yet) been able to check these volumes (I do not have the
> time to do that at this time), but volume 5, finalized (?) in 1960,
> perhaps with contributions assembled over time, seems to be a good
> candidate. the "1(4)" in the citation above could well mean "part 1,
> issue 4" (of Folia Biotheoretica vol.5) ?.
> With all these details, I hope that a copy of the searched for article
> can now be successfully located.
> Best regards
> Friedrich Lauria
> Dept. of Botany
> Museum of Natural History
> Burgring 7
> AT-1010 Vienna/Austria
> Am 04.10.2016 15:21, schrieb Spencer Monckton:
>> Two observations:
>> 1. Your citation contains a typo. The paper's title should read: " A
>> genetical theory to explain sex-determination by *arrhenotokous *
>> 2. There are several cases where this paper was cited from 1957, but the
>> only library catalogues I can find that list the journal Forma et Functio
>> indicate that volume 1 was published in 1969 (e.g.:
>> Is it possible that the correct citation is as follows?
>> Cunha, A. and W. E. Kerr. 1969. A genetical theory to explain
>>> sex-determination by arrhenotokous parthenogenesis. Forma et Functio
>> Best of luck,
>> On 3 October 2016 at 15:57, Jorge A. Santiago-Blay <blayjorge at gmail.com>
>>> Dear Colleagues:
>>> Two major library searches by two different institutions and years of
>>> looking by a very competent librarian, still unable to find the
>>> Cunha, A. and W. E. Kerr. 1957. A genetical theory to explain
>>> sex-determination by arrhenotocous parthenogenesis.Forma et functio
>>> Does anyone have this reference? More broadly, does this reference
>>> If anyone has a constructive suggestion, please email it to me directly,
>>> blayjorge at gmail.com
>>> P.S. Apologies for potentially duplicate emails.
>>> Jorge A. Santiago-Blay, PhD
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