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Publication List of John A. Davison:

1954.   Muscle apyrase as a function of temperature in the cockroach,
        crayfish and minnow.  Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
        48: 485-486.  With A.G. Richards.

1955.   Body weight, cell surface, and metabolic rate in anuran amphibia.
        Biological Bulletin, 109: 407-419.  Ph.D. thesis.

1956.   An analysis of cell growth and metabolism in the crayfish
        (Procambarus alleni).  Biological Bulletin, 110: 264-273.

1957.   A fluid drop model of the elliptical red blood cell.
        Experientia, 13: 472-477.

1958.   Studies on the form of the amphibian red cell.
        Anatomical Record, 132: 426-427.  Abstract.

1958.   Organ metabolism in mature mammals as the product of allometric
        mass and rate.  American Naturalist, 92: 105-110.

1959.   Studies on the form of the amphibian red blood cell.
        Biological Bulletin, 116: 397-405.

1959.   Determination of form of the amphibian red blood cell.
        The Physiologist 2.  Abstract.

1961.   A study of spotting patterns in the leopard frog.
        1. Effect of gene dosage.  Journal of Heredity, 52: 301-304.

1963.   Gene action mechanisms in the determination of color and pattern
        in the frog (Rana pipiens).  Science, 141: 648-649.

1964.   Animal organization as a problem in cell form.  In: J.R. Gregg
        & F.T.C. Harris (eds.), Form and Strategy in Science: Studies
        Dedicated to Joseph Henry Woodger on the Occasion of His
        Seventieth Birthday.  Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel.

1964.   A study of spotting patterns in the leopard frog.
        3. Environmental control of genic expression.
        Journal of Heredity, 55: 47-56.

1964.   Spotting variation in the leopard frog: a test for the
        genetic basis in the Rana pipiens “burnsi” variant.
        Journal of Heredity, 55: 234-241.  With L.W. Browder.

1966.   Chimeric and ex-parabiotic frogs (Rana pipiens):
        Specificity of tolerance.  Science, 152: 1250-1253.

1967.   Evidence for cell transformation following embryonic
        transplantation in the frog.  Journal of General
        Physiology, 50: 1096.

1969.   Activation of the ephippial egg in Daphnia pulex.
        Journal of General Physiology, 53: 562-575.

1973.   Population growth in planaria: Dugesia tigrina (Gerard):
        Regulation by the absolute number in the population.
        Journal of General Physiology, 61: 767-785.

1976.   Hydra hymanae: Regulation of the life cycle by time
        and temperature.  Science, 194: 618-620.

1984.   Semi-meiosis as an evolutionary mechanism.
        Journal of Theoretical Biology, 111: 725-735.

1987.   Semi-meiosis and evolution: a response.
        Journal of Theoretical Biology, 126: 379.

1993.   The blind alley: its significance for evolutionary theory.
        Rivista di Biologia (Biology Forum), 86-1: 101-110.

1998.   Evolution as a self-limiting process.
        Rivista di Biologia (Biology Forum), 91-2: 199-220.

1999.   An Evolutionary Manifesto: A New Hypothesis for Organic Change.
        Offered for publication.

2000.   Ontogeny, phylogeny, and the origin of biological information.
        Rivista di Biologia (Biology Forum), forthcoming.



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