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Sewall Wright and evolutionary biology, William B. Provine

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Sewall Wright and evolutionary biology
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Sewall Wright and evolutionary biology
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William B. Provine
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Subject
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Language
eng
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Biography type
individual biography
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Provine, William B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Science and its conceptual foundations
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  • Wright, Sewall
  • Genetics
  • Geneticists
  • Biologists
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution
  • Geneticists
  • Biological Evolution
  • Genetics
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Sewall Wright and evolutionary biology, William B. Provine
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
  • "Publications by Sewall Wright": pages 521-530
  • Bibliography: pages 501-519
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Early life and education, 1889-1912 : Early life in Galesburg ; High school days, 1902-1906 ; Lombard College, 1906-1911 ; Academic work at Lombard, Fall 1906-Spring 1909 ; Railroad engineering in South Dakota ; Last year at Lombard, 1910-1911 ; Cold Spring Harbor, 1911 ; Graduate school at the university of Illinois, 1911-1912 ; Cold Spring Harbor, Summer 1912
  • 2. William Ernest Castle, Edward Murray East, and the Bussey institution of Harvard : William Ernest Castle ; The Bussey Institution and Edward Murray East ; Experimental work of Castle and his students, 1909-1912 ; Selection in hooded rats ; Size inheritance ; Color inheritance ; C.C little and J. A. Detlefsen
  • 3. Harvard, 1912-1915 : Introduction to Guinea Pig Genetics from John Detlefsen ; Formal coursework ; Wright as course assistant for Castle ; Wright as Castle's laboratory assistant ; Duplicate genes in Primula sinensis ; Quantitative Genetics ; Inheritance in guinea pigs ; Statues of guinea pig ; The guinea pig colony in 1912 at the Bussey Institution ; Inheritance of fertility in the Cavia refescens x C. porcellus cross ; The agouti series ; Intermediate Roughness ; The albino series of alleles ; Variability uncounted for by Mendelian analysis ; Physiological genetics and interaction effects ; Philosophy of science
  • 4. USDA and Washington, 1915-1925 : The isolation of Washington: Wright's friends and family ; Marriage ; Division of responsibilities at the USDA ; Research ; Color inheritance in mammals and physiological genetics
  • 5. Path coefficients and animal breeding : Theory of inbreeding ; Criticism by Henry Niles ; Coefficients of inbreeding and relationship ; Corn and hog correlations ; Limitations of path coefficients ; Principles of livestock breeding ; Inbreeding and crossbreeding in guinea pigs ; Mendelian analysis of pure breeds of livestock ; Concluding remarks on the Washington years
  • 6. The University of Chicago and physiological genetics, 1926-1955 : Life in Chicago ; The department of zoology ; Teaching ; Wider recognition of Wright's research ; Correspondence ; Scientific correspondence ; Method of path coefficients ; The Harvard offer ; The University of Chicago, 1925-1955 ; Guinea pig research, 1925-1955 ; Physiological genetics, 1935-1961
  • 7. The Problem of adaptation and mechanisms of evolution after Darwin : Introduction ; Darwin on adaptation, mechanisms of evolution, and classification ; Moritz Wagner (1813-1887) ; Debate over adaptation: Wallace, Romanes, and Gulick ; John Thomas Gulick (1832-1923) ; The problem of adaptation at the turn of the century ; The rise of genetics and the problem of the efficacy of selection ; Systematics and the problem of adaptation, 1900-1925 ; Conclusions
  • 8. Wright, Fisher, and the theory of evolution in nature : Background to Wright's theory of evolution in nature ; The 1925 version of "Evolution in Mendelian populations" ; Wright's 1932 paper of evolution ; Ambiguities of Wright's 1931 and 1932 papers of evolution ; Influence of Systematics upon the shifting balance theory ; Wright's Random genetic drift and systematics ; Wright, Fisher, and evolution of dominance revisited ; Evolutionary theory, 1934-1939 ; Wrinkles in surface of selective value ; Wright's influence upon animal breeding theory
  • 10. Wright, Dobzhansky, and the genetics of natural populations : Theodosius Dobzhansky and the study of natural populations ; Dobzhansky and Wright: Genetics and the origin of species ; Dobzhansky and Wright: origins of the genetics of natural populations series
  • 11. The genetics of natural populations series : GNP V and VII: lethals in relation to population structure ; GNP VI: lnanthus parryae ; GNP X: Dispersion and population structure in drosophila pseudoobscura ; The Brazilian grand plan ; GNP XII and XV: inversions, selection, and migration ; End of the collaboration and conclusions
  • 12. Evolutionary Theory, 1940-1955 : Wright's influence upon systematists and evolutionists ; Reviews of Willis, Goldschmidt, and Simpson ; Conspicuous polymorphisms ; The panaxia dominula debate ; Significance of the panaxia dominula debate ; Cepaea and the great snail debate ; Conclusion
  • 13. The Madison years : The University of Wisconsin ; Magnum opus; Wright, Kimura and the role of random drift in evolution ; Mayrm, Wright, and beanbag genetics ; Linanthus parryae revisited ; Wright and Fisher: the final hurrah ; Evolution and the genetics of populations ; After the magnum opus ; Wright's influence upon modern evolutionary biology ; Later years
Control code
12808844
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 545 pages
Isbn
9780226684741
Lccn
85024651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)881793
Label
Sewall Wright and evolutionary biology, William B. Provine
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
  • "Publications by Sewall Wright": pages 521-530
  • Bibliography: pages 501-519
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Early life and education, 1889-1912 : Early life in Galesburg ; High school days, 1902-1906 ; Lombard College, 1906-1911 ; Academic work at Lombard, Fall 1906-Spring 1909 ; Railroad engineering in South Dakota ; Last year at Lombard, 1910-1911 ; Cold Spring Harbor, 1911 ; Graduate school at the university of Illinois, 1911-1912 ; Cold Spring Harbor, Summer 1912
  • 2. William Ernest Castle, Edward Murray East, and the Bussey institution of Harvard : William Ernest Castle ; The Bussey Institution and Edward Murray East ; Experimental work of Castle and his students, 1909-1912 ; Selection in hooded rats ; Size inheritance ; Color inheritance ; C.C little and J. A. Detlefsen
  • 3. Harvard, 1912-1915 : Introduction to Guinea Pig Genetics from John Detlefsen ; Formal coursework ; Wright as course assistant for Castle ; Wright as Castle's laboratory assistant ; Duplicate genes in Primula sinensis ; Quantitative Genetics ; Inheritance in guinea pigs ; Statues of guinea pig ; The guinea pig colony in 1912 at the Bussey Institution ; Inheritance of fertility in the Cavia refescens x C. porcellus cross ; The agouti series ; Intermediate Roughness ; The albino series of alleles ; Variability uncounted for by Mendelian analysis ; Physiological genetics and interaction effects ; Philosophy of science
  • 4. USDA and Washington, 1915-1925 : The isolation of Washington: Wright's friends and family ; Marriage ; Division of responsibilities at the USDA ; Research ; Color inheritance in mammals and physiological genetics
  • 5. Path coefficients and animal breeding : Theory of inbreeding ; Criticism by Henry Niles ; Coefficients of inbreeding and relationship ; Corn and hog correlations ; Limitations of path coefficients ; Principles of livestock breeding ; Inbreeding and crossbreeding in guinea pigs ; Mendelian analysis of pure breeds of livestock ; Concluding remarks on the Washington years
  • 6. The University of Chicago and physiological genetics, 1926-1955 : Life in Chicago ; The department of zoology ; Teaching ; Wider recognition of Wright's research ; Correspondence ; Scientific correspondence ; Method of path coefficients ; The Harvard offer ; The University of Chicago, 1925-1955 ; Guinea pig research, 1925-1955 ; Physiological genetics, 1935-1961
  • 7. The Problem of adaptation and mechanisms of evolution after Darwin : Introduction ; Darwin on adaptation, mechanisms of evolution, and classification ; Moritz Wagner (1813-1887) ; Debate over adaptation: Wallace, Romanes, and Gulick ; John Thomas Gulick (1832-1923) ; The problem of adaptation at the turn of the century ; The rise of genetics and the problem of the efficacy of selection ; Systematics and the problem of adaptation, 1900-1925 ; Conclusions
  • 8. Wright, Fisher, and the theory of evolution in nature : Background to Wright's theory of evolution in nature ; The 1925 version of "Evolution in Mendelian populations" ; Wright's 1932 paper of evolution ; Ambiguities of Wright's 1931 and 1932 papers of evolution ; Influence of Systematics upon the shifting balance theory ; Wright's Random genetic drift and systematics ; Wright, Fisher, and evolution of dominance revisited ; Evolutionary theory, 1934-1939 ; Wrinkles in surface of selective value ; Wright's influence upon animal breeding theory
  • 10. Wright, Dobzhansky, and the genetics of natural populations : Theodosius Dobzhansky and the study of natural populations ; Dobzhansky and Wright: Genetics and the origin of species ; Dobzhansky and Wright: origins of the genetics of natural populations series
  • 11. The genetics of natural populations series : GNP V and VII: lethals in relation to population structure ; GNP VI: lnanthus parryae ; GNP X: Dispersion and population structure in drosophila pseudoobscura ; The Brazilian grand plan ; GNP XII and XV: inversions, selection, and migration ; End of the collaboration and conclusions
  • 12. Evolutionary Theory, 1940-1955 : Wright's influence upon systematists and evolutionists ; Reviews of Willis, Goldschmidt, and Simpson ; Conspicuous polymorphisms ; The panaxia dominula debate ; Significance of the panaxia dominula debate ; Cepaea and the great snail debate ; Conclusion
  • 13. The Madison years : The University of Wisconsin ; Magnum opus; Wright, Kimura and the role of random drift in evolution ; Mayrm, Wright, and beanbag genetics ; Linanthus parryae revisited ; Wright and Fisher: the final hurrah ; Evolution and the genetics of populations ; After the magnum opus ; Wright's influence upon modern evolutionary biology ; Later years
Control code
12808844
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 545 pages
Isbn
9780226684741
Lccn
85024651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)881793

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