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In Pursuit of the Gene

From Darwin to DNA

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ISBN 9780674034914

Publication Date: 03/30/2010

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Preface
  • 1. Viva Pangenesis
  • 2. Reversion to the Mean
  • 3. Galton’s Disciples
  • 4. Pangenes
  • 5. Mendel
  • 6. Rediscovery
  • 7. Mendel Wars
  • 8. Cell Biology
  • 9. Sex Chromosomes
  • 10. The Fly Room
  • 11. Oenothera Reconsidered
  • 12. X-Rays
  • 13. Triumph of the Modern Gene
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Charles Darwin and Francis Galton
    • Portrait of Galton as a young man
    • Galton’s first quincunx
    • Schematic of quincunx
    • Graph of inheritance in size of sweet pea seeds
    • Rate of regression in hereditary stature
    • Ellipse
    • Walter Frank Raphael Weldon
    • Illustration of sum of two normal curves
    • A diagram for heredity
    • Pedigree chart for tricolors
    • Hugo de Vries
    • The “handsome” portrait of Mendel
    • Four kinds of fertilization
    • William Bateson
    • Karl Pearson and Francis Galton (age 87)
    • Darbishire’s illustration of ancestry of Japanese waltzing mice
    • Edward Beecher Wilson (1890)
    • Nuclei of Ascaris
    • Eleven chromosome pairs
    • Eleven longitudinally split chromosomes
    • Process of spermatogenesis
    • Thomas Hunt Morgan (1891)
    • Sex-linked inheritance
    • Chiasma, from Janssens
    • Crossing over
    • The Fly Room, circa 1912
    • Muller’s illustration of gene mapping
    • Muller’s illustration of double crossover
    • Gene nomenclature
    • Truncate flies
    • Muller and Altenburg, circa 1919
    • Muller in Austin, Texas, circa 1926
    • The ClB chromosome
    • Muller and Vavilov with Muller’s group
    • The Star-Curly translocation
    • Unequal crossing over in Bar
    • Generation of a duplication
    • Mechanism for reversion of Bar

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