Darwin’s contributions to genetics

  title={Darwin’s contributions to genetics},
  author={Yanhong Liu and Xiao min Zhou and Miaochan Zhi and Xiao-jin Li and Q. L. Wang},
  journal={Journal of Applied Genetics},
  • Yanhong Liu, Xiao min Zhou, +2 authors Q. L. Wang
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Applied Genetics
  • Darwin’s contributions to evolutionary biology are well known, but his contributions to genetics are much less known. His main contribution was the collection of a tremendous amount of genetic data, and an attempt to provide a theoretical framework for its interpretation. Darwin clearly described almost all genetic phenomena of fundamental importance, such as prepotency (Mendelian inheritance), bud variation (mutation), heterosis, reversion (atavism), graft hybridization (Michurinian… CONTINUE READING

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