Mendelian-mutationism: the forgotten evolutionary synthesis.


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… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10739-014-9383-2



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