The conversion of spring wheat into winter wheat and vice versa: false claim or Lamarckian inheritance?

  title={The conversion of spring wheat into winter wheat and vice versa: false claim or Lamarckian inheritance?},
  author={Xiuju Li and Yongsheng Liu},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
J. Biosci. 35(2), June 2010 Paul Kammerer, an Austrian biologist, argued strongly in favour of the Lamarkian view on the inheritance of acquired characters. In his most controversial experiment, Kammerer forced midwife toads, which live and mate on land, to mate and lay their eggs in water. Most of the eggs died, but a few (3–5%) of offspring that survived had lost the terrestrial habits of their parents and, by the third generation, they began to develop black nuptial pads on their forelimbs… Expand
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