|Author||: David J. Galton|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 2017-10-30|
|Pages||: 229 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (516 download)|
Download or read book Standing on the Shoulders of Darwin and Mendel written by David J. Galton and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2017-10-30 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Standing on the Shoulders of Darwin and Mendel: Early Views of Inheritance explores early theories about the mechanisms of inheritance. Beginning with Charles Darwin's now rejected Gemmule hypothesis, the book documents the reception of Gregor Mendel's work on peas and follows the work of early 20th century scholars. The research of Francis Galton, a cousin of Darwin, and the friction it caused between these two are a part of longer story of the development of genetics and an understanding of how offspring inherit the characteristics of their parents. Bateson, Garrod, de Vries, Tschermak and others are all characters in a scientific story of discovery, acrimony, cooperation and revelation.