Hermann Joseph Muller, 1890-1967

  title={Hermann Joseph Muller, 1890-1967},
  author={G. Pontecorvo},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={348 - 389}
  • G. Pontecorvo
  • Published 1968
  • Computer Science
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Hermann Joseph Muller died on 5 April 1967, at the age of 76, after several years of struggle with a heart condition. Biology has lost one of its outstanding pioneers and leaders. His decisive contributions—both in theory and in experiments, many of them in advance of his time—opened and marked step by step the trail from the Mendelism of the 1910’s to the molecular biology of the 1960’s. His last two papers—prepared in 1965 and 1966—‘The gene material as the initiator and the organizing basis… Expand


On the Dimensions of Chromosomes and Genes in Dipteran Salivary Glands
Dosage compensation of Drosophila and mammals
  • 1966
Reply to Beardmore’s criticism
  • Eugen. Rev
  • 1966
Genetics, Leiden, 1963)
  • Sexology,
  • 1963
Similarity of X-ray induced mutation rate in gonia of Drosophila females and males
  • Rec. Genet. Soc. Amer. 30,92-93; and Genetics,
  • 1961
An attached-X chromosome set-up of exceptionally high stability. D.I.S
  • 1959
The prospects of genetic change
  • Amer. Scientist,
  • 1959
How much is evolution accelerated by sexual reproduction? Anat
  • 1958
Preliminary evidence of detrimental mutations originating at a comparatively high rate in untreated females
  • D.I.S. No
  • 1958