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A short history of genetics; the development of some of the main lines of thought: 1864-1939.

Author: L C Dunn
Publisher: New York, Toronto, McGraw-Hill [©1965]
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Genre/Form: History
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Dunn, L.C. (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974.
Short history of genetics.
New York, McGraw-Hill [©1965]
(OCoLC)645869779
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L C Dunn
OCLC Number: 549993
Description: xxii, 261 pages illustrations, portraits
Contents: I. The birth of genetics --
Mendel and his discovery --
Mendel's predecessors: plant hybridizers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries --
Ideas about living units: from Spencer to Johannsen (1864-1909) --
Preparing cytology for Mendelism --
Discontinuance variation: 1753-1900 --
William Bateson and the birth of genetics --
The contributions of Correns and Tschermak. II. A decade of Mendelism: 1900-1909 --
Testing Mendel's rules --
Clarifying ideas: Johannsen, Castle, and Woltereck --
Reconciling apparent exceptions to Mendel's rules --
Chromosomes and heredity --
The beginnings of population genetics: 1869-1910. III. The theory of the gene: 1910-1939 --
Genetics in 1939: mileposts of progress --
The theory of the gene --
The cytological basis of the chromosome theory --
Cytogenetical analysis --
The experimental study of mutation: 1910-1938 --
The "physiology" of the gene --
Development and genetics --
The rise of population genetics --
Concluding reflections --
Postlude: old and new in genetics.

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