Genetic polymorphism

@article{Ford1966GeneticP,
  title={Genetic polymorphism},
  author={E. Ford},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  year={1966},
  volume={164},
  pages={350 - 361}
}
  • E. Ford
  • Published 1966
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
The title of this Symposium ‘From Mendel’s factors to the genetic code’ emphasizes a single aspect of genetic research. That is unfortunate in a subject of such wide scope. Even in the most general terms, it naturally involves far more than analysing the fine structure of the genetic material and the physiological paths by which the genes produce the characters for which they are responsible. For it is of course essential to study the functions of those characters: the ways in which they… Expand
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