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The Resource Thomas Hunt Morgan : pioneer of genetics, Ian Shine and Sylvia Wrobel ; foreword by George W. Beadle, (electronic resource)

Thomas Hunt Morgan : pioneer of genetics, Ian Shine and Sylvia Wrobel ; foreword by George W. Beadle, (electronic resource)

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Thomas Hunt Morgan : pioneer of genetics
Title
Thomas Hunt Morgan
Title remainder
pioneer of genetics
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Ian Shine and Sylvia Wrobel ; foreword by George W. Beadle
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Shine, Ian
Dewey number
575.1/092/4
LC call number
QH31.M62
LC item number
.S54 1976eb
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  • Wrobel, Sylvia
  • Beadle, George W
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  • Morgan, Thomas Hunt
  • Geneticists
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For most of his fellow Kentuckians, the accomplishments of Thomas Hunt Morgan have been overshadowed by the Civil War exploits of his uncle, the Confederate raider. Thomas Hunt Morgan: Pioneer of Genetics shows that feats performed on the frontiers of science can be as exciting as battlefield heroics, and that the "other Morgan" was as colorful a man as the general.Thomas Hunt Morgan's most noted work, done between 1910 and 1920 at Columbia University, revealed many of the secrets if genetics. Studying hundreds of generations of the fruit fly Drosophilia melanogaster, he and the other scientists in the laboratory called the Fly Room made basic discoveries about chromosomes and the mechanism of inheritance. For these discoveries, which profoundly affected biological theory, Morgan was awarded a Nobel Prize -- the first ever given for research in genetics.Morgan was interested in many other problems in biology as well. His embryological and regeneration studies were of fundamental importance, and they too bear the mark of a scientist convinced that nature herself will provide answers to the fundamental questions of life, provided that a suitable experimental approach can be devised. Yet, despite his deep-rooted connections to Kentucky and his achievements as a Nobel prize-winning scientist, Thomas Hunt Morgan remains one of the least-known famous Kentucky sons
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Thomas Hunt Morgan : pioneer of genetics, Ian Shine and Sylvia Wrobel ; foreword by George W. Beadle, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001439469
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unknown
Isbn
9780813193373
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001439469
Label
Thomas Hunt Morgan : pioneer of genetics, Ian Shine and Sylvia Wrobel ; foreword by George W. Beadle, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001439469
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780813193373
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001439469

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