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Plant genomes

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter looks at plant genomes, especially those unusual aspects of their organization that have enabled some species to adapt so successfully to cultivation by humans. Vavilov and others ... More


Footnotes to Vavilov: An Essay on Gene Diversity

Shiv Visvanathan

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Although Russian scientist Nikolai Vavilov contributed greatly to the field of genetics, as he was one of the prominent geneticists of the Soviet Union and he served as the director of the Research ... More


Wave Photography in the Soviet Union

SEAN F. JOHNSTON

in Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198571223
eISBN:
9780191718908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571223.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on the separate origins of what was dubbed 'wave photography' by Yuri Denisyuk at the Vavilov State Optical Institute in Leningrad during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... More


An Introduction to Values in Science

Kevin C. Elliott

in A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190260804
eISBN:
9780190260842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260804.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter introduces the major issues addressed by the book A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science. It shows how the research of Nikolai Vavilov, Trofim Lysenko, and Theo ... More


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