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Genetics and the Lives of Geneticists.

Author: Krishna Dronamraju
Publisher: Milton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dronamraju, Krishna.
Genetics and the Lives of Geneticists.
Milton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krishna Dronamraju
ISBN: 9781498748674 1498748678
OCLC Number: 1066181897
Notes: Childhood and Education.
Description: 1 online resource (322 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; FURTHER SUGGESTED READING; FURTHER SUGGESTED READING; Acknowledgments; Section I : Beginnings; Chapter 1: Hugo de Vries (1848-1935); Introduction; Early Research; The Mutation Theory; Theory of Pangenesis; Evolutionary Theory in the Late Nineteenth Century; Toward the Rediscovery; Birth of Genetics; Reception of the Mutation Theory; De Vries vs. Darwin; Rediscovery of Mendel's Work; De Vries's Position in the Genetics Community; References; Chapter 2: Eugenics and Francis Galton (1822-1911); Early Life; Fingerprints. AnthropometricsEmpirical Test of Pangenesis and Lamarckism; Hereditary Genius; Eugenics; Actuaries; Noteworthy Families; Heredity; Race Improvement or Eugenics; Galton: A Summary; Endnote; References; Chapter 3: William Bateson (1861-1926); Early Work; Balanoglossus; Discontinuous Variation; Materials for the Study of Variation (1894); Symmetry and Meristic Repetition; Least Size of Particular Teeth; Problem of Intercrossing; Linkage; Meristic Variation; Research on Indian Species; Subodh Kumar Roy; Founding the Discipline of Genetics; Human Genetics; Bateson's Interests and Character. EndnoteReferences; Chapter 4: Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945); E.B. Wilson; Fly Room; J.B.S. Haldane; Bateson's Visit; Training Ground; 1925-1945 Period; Morgan's Methods; Nobel Prize; Nobel Lecture; The California Institute of Technology; References; Section II : Population Genetics; Chapter 5: J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964); John Scott Haldane; Father-Son Collaboration; Haldane's Rule; Origins of Life1; Physiology; Population Genetics; Natural Selection; Demographic Structures; Roles of Selection and Mutation in Evolution; Gene Fixation; Metastable Populations; Types of Selection. Measurement of Natural Selection in ManStrange Case of Peppered Moth: Industrial Melanism; Haldane on Industrial Melanism; Beanbag Genetics; Human Genetics; Genetic Loads and the Impact of Mutation; Disease and Selection; Eugenics; Sterilization; Address to the XI International Congress of Human Genetics, 1963; Prospects for Eugenics; Eugenic Views of Haldane and Muller; Science and Ethics; Scientific Predictions in 1964; Biological Possibilities for the Next Ten Thousand Years; One Thousand Years; Cloning; Division of Human Species; Haldane's "Firsts"; Biochemistry; Animal Behavior. Popularization of ScienceIndia; Personal Aspects; Endnote; References; Chapter 6: Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962); Education; First Genetical Paper; University College London; Cambridge University; Personal Aspects; Negative Qualities; Smoking and Lung Cancer Controversy; Fisher's Arguments Concerning Lung Cancer; Genetics; First Genetical Paper; Neo-Darwinism; Genetical Theory of Natural Selection; Gene Fixation; Galton Chair; Blood Groups; Eugenics; Selected Publications by R.A. Fisher; Books; Other Publications; Publications by Others; Chapter 7: Sewall Wright (1889-1988).

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