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Author Carlson, Elof Axel.

Title Mendel's legacy : the origin of classical genetics / by Elof Axel Carlson
Published Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, [2004]


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Description xix, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. What Is Classical Genetics? -- Pt. I. The Tributaries of Genetics -- 2. Routes to Classical Genetics: Evolution -- 3. Routes to Classical Genetics: Cytology -- 4. Routes to Classical Genetics: Embryology and Reproduction -- 5. Routes to Classical Genetics: Breeding and Hybrid Formation -- Pt. II. An American Amalgam: The Chromosome Theory of Heredity -- 6. The Rise of the American University -- 7. The Sex Chromosomes -- 8. The Rediscovery of Mendelism -- 9. The Chromosome Theory of Heredity -- Pt. III. Mendelism Takes Over: 1900-1910 -- 10. The Predominance of Plant Breeding to 1910 -- 11. Maize Genetics and the Popularization of Genetics -- 12. Animal Genetics in the First Decade of the Twentieth Century -- Pt. IV. The Organism of Choice: Drosophila -- 13. Morgan and Fruit Fly Genetics -- 14. Forming the Fly Lab: Contributions of A. H. Sturtevant and C. B. Bridges
15. Forming the fly lab: contributions of H.J. Muller. -- 16. Drosophila genetics after 1915. -- 17. Darwinism, Mendelism, and the new synthesis. -- 18. Classical genetics to the mid-twentieth century. -- 19. Classical genetics and one-celled organisms. -- 20. Classical genetics in the service of politics. -- 21. Classical genetics and human genetics. -- 22. The future and significance of classicsl genetics. --23. Classical genetics and the history of science
Summary "Classical genetics emerged in 1900 with the rediscovery of Mendelism and ended in 1953 with the publication of the double-helical structure of DNA. The story of how that happened is told in Mendel's Legacy: The Origin of Classical Genetics. The first work to explore the way in which the major principles of classical genetics emerged, this book traces the path from Mendel's profound discovery in 1865 in Europe, through the fields of breeding analysis, reproductive cell biology, cytology, and evolution, to their fusion in the early twentieth century to become the field of classical genetics. Mendel's Legacy also describes how the reductionist findings of classical genetics tied heredity to evolution and pointed the way to the "molecularization" of the gene."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Geneticists -- United States -- Biography.
Genetics -- History.
Genetics -- Research -- United States -- History.
Genetic Phenomena.
Genetics -- history.
Genetic Phenomena.
Genetic Research -- history.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2003023295
ISBN 0879696753 hardback
Other Titles Origin of classical genetics