Boveri and the Early Days of Genetics

@article{Stern1950BoveriAT,
  title={Boveri and the Early Days of Genetics},
  author={C. Stern},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1950},
  volume={166},
  pages={446-446}
}
  • C. Stern
  • Published 9 September 1950
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
PROF. R. C. PUNNETT'S informative and charming account of “Early Days of Genetics”1 ends with a statement which for the sake of historical justice requires comment. In answer to the question why the discoverers of linkage “managed to miss the tie-up of linkage phenomena with the chromosomes”, Punnett says: “The answer is Boveri. We were deeply impressed by his paper ‘On the individuality of the chromosomes’ and felt that any tampering with them by way of breakage and recombination was forbidden… 

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The science of genetics was born in controversy and the manner in which this came about will take us back into the latter years of the past century.