On the internal dynamics of Mendelian genetics.

  title={On the internal dynamics of Mendelian genetics.},
  author={Richard M. Burian},
  journal={Comptes rendus de l'Academie des sciences. Serie III, Sciences de la vie},
  volume={323 12},
  • R. Burian
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comptes rendus de l'Academie des sciences. Serie III, Sciences de la vie
This paper offers a revisionist account of the development of Mendelian genetics, focusing on the 'problem of the gene', 1900-1930. I examine conflicting claims about the composition, location, and action of genes posed by Bateson, the Morgan group, and Goldschmidt. Their research programs focused on different phenotypes and were based on different assumptions about the nature of genes. The problem of the gene transcended such specific research programs, but their findings had to be taken into… Expand

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