The extent of Charles Darwin's knowledge of Mendel

Sclater, Andrew
June 2006
Journal of Biosciences;Jun2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p191
Academic Journal
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.


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