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Darwinian Renaissance

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the emergence of evolutionary synthesis. Evolutionary synthesis — the coming together of naturalists and geneticists concerning Darwinism and Mendelism — happened in the 1930s ... More


How the X and Y Became the Sex Chromosomes

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Though scientists discovered the X and Y at the turn of the twentieth century, it took at least two decades for “sex chromosome” to stabilize as the technical term of choice for these odd ... More


Wheat: Food Battles, Elite Breeds, and Mussolini’s Fascist Regime

Tiago Saraiva

in Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the design of new wheat breeds by the Italian geneticist Nazareno Strampelli and their role in the Battle of Wheat, the first mass mobilization of Mussolini’s fascist regime. ... More


Geneticists on the farm: agriculture and the all-English loaf

Berris Charnley

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the first years of the twentieth century geneticists promised a revolution in plant breeding that would bring new forms of agriculture. This chapter tracks the successes and failures of the first ... More


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