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Mendel in and after his time

Jessop, Adrienne (2022) Mendel in and after his time. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Although Gregor Mendel’s crosses with peas are a recognised foundation stone of genetics, science historians argue that he himself had been looking into issues of hybridisation, and that the genetical implications were incidental. They attribute the main fabric of Mendelian genetics to geneticists who took up the subject after the rediscovery.

This article offers a more pragmatic view, looking into immediate circumstances that could have influenced Mendel’s aims and scientific choices, and assessing connections with the rediscovery. It also draws comparisons with later genetical milestones, in particular the operon.


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Jessop, Adrienneadrienne.jessop@blueyonder.co.uk
Keywords: Mendel Genetics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Historical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Adrienne Jessop
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 03:44
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 03:44
Item ID: 20332
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Historical Sciences
Date: 10 March 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20332

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