TITLE

The extent of Charles Darwin's knowledge of Mendel

AUTHOR(S)
Sclater, Andrew
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Biosciences;Jun2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the extent of biologist Charles Darwin's knowledge of geneticist Gregor Mendel. The articles seeks to correct claims that Darwin is familiar with Mendel's work. It also aims to dispel speculations that results of Mendel's studies held meaning in Darwin's thought. According to the author V. Orel, Mendel's paper on genetics was not widely circulated.
ACCESSION #
22034645

 

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