A History of Genetics by A.H. Sturtevant

By A.H. Sturtevant

Within the small Fly Room at Columbia collage, T.H. Morgan and his scholars, A.H. Sturtevant, C.B. Bridges, and H.J. Muller, performed the paintings that laid the principles of contemporary, chromosomal genetics. the thrill of these occasions, while the total box of genetics used to be being created, is captured during this publication, written in 1965 via a kind of current before everything. His account is likely one of the few authoritative, analytic works at the early historical past of genetics. This appealing reprint is followed via an internet site, http://www.esp.org/books/sturt/history/ delivering full-text models of the main papers mentioned within the ebook, together with the world's first genetic map.

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In any case, he did not recover any recombinations and so thought only of complete linkage. Incomplete linkage was first reported in the sweet pea by Bateson and Punnett (1905), the two gene pairs concerned distinguishing purple flowers from red, and long pollen grains from round ones. The two dominants (purple and long) were contributed by the same parent, and the phenomenon was called “coupling”; the other situation, where one dominant and one recessive of a linked pair come from each parent, was called “repulsion” when it was discovered later by the same authors.

A preliminary account of these results appeared (Berichte deutsch. botan. Gesellsch. January 25, 1900), the manuscript having been received December 22, 1899. The same conclusion was also reached by de Vries in 1899. ” This was the first printed indication that anyone had understood any part of Mendel’s work. In connection with this study, Correns grew hybrids of maize and of peas through several generations, and arrived at the interpretation (that is, the Mendelian one) in 1899. ” Correns (in a letter quoted by Roberts) compared his own and Mendel’s solution of the problem: “.

De Vries published three papers on Mendelism in 1900, one of which has, for the most part, been overlooked. The first was read by G. Bonnier before the Paris Academy of Sciences on March 26 and was published in the Academy’s Comptes Rendus. A reprint of this paper was received by Correns on April 21. Another paper by de Vries is dated “Amsterdam, March 19, 1900,” and was published in the Revue général de botanique, which was edited by Bonnier. It seems likely, then, that these two French manuscripts were sent to Bonnier at the same time.

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