The Fundamental Principles of Genetics
Particulate Theories of Heredity
The Mechanism of Heredity
Chromosomes and Genes
The Origin of Mutant Characters
Are Mutant Recessive GenesProduced by Losses of Genes?
The Location of Genes in Related Species
The tetraploids, or Fourfold Type
Species Crossing and Changes in Chromosome Number
Sex and Genes
Other Methods of Sex-Determination Involving the Sex Chromosomes
Stability of the Gene
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas Hunt Morgan was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933 for discoveries elucidating the role that the chromosome plays in heredity. Following the rediscovery of Mendelian inheritance in 1900, Morgan began to study the genetic characteristics of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. In his famous Fly Room at Columbia University, Morgan and his team demonstrated that genes are carried on chromosomes and are the mechanical basis of heredity. These discoveries formed the basis of the modern science of genetics.