Mendelian-Mutationism: The Forgotten Evolutionary Synthesis

  title={Mendelian-Mutationism: The Forgotten Evolutionary Synthesis},
  author={Arlin Stoltzfus and Kele Cable},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
According to a classical narrative, early geneticists, failing to see how Mendelism provides the missing pieces of Darwin’s theory, rejected gradual changes and advocated an implausible yet briefly popular view of evolution-by-mutation; after decades of delay (in which synthesis was prevented by personal conflicts, disciplinary rivalries, and anti-Darwinian animus), Darwinism emerged on a new Mendelian basis. Based on the works of four influential early geneticists – Bateson, de Vries, Morgan… 
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