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Adriano Buzzati-Traverso (6 April 1913, Milan, Italy – 22 April 1983) was an Italian geneticist. In 1962 he founded in Naples the Laboratorio Internazionale di Genetica e Biofisica (International Laboratory of Genetics and Biophysics).[1]

Adriano Buzzati-Traverso
Born6 April 1913
Milan, Italy
Died22 April 1983 (1983-04-23) (aged 70)
Scientific career

The name of the fly Drosophila buzzatii, often used in genetical and evolutionary studies, derives from this significant Italian scientist.

He was the brother of the well-known writer Dino Buzzati.


  1. ^ Mauro Capocci, Gilberto Corbellini (2002). "Adriano Buzzati-Traverso and the foundation of the International Laboratory of Genetics and Biophysics in Naples (1962–1969)". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 33 (3): 489–513. doi:10.1016/S1369-8486(02)00007-9. PDF[permanent dead link]