Original
Publications
Mendel's Original Paper

Mendel rediscovered by de Vries, Correns, and von Tschermak

William Bateson promotes Mendelism

Thomas Morgan discovers first X-linked gene in Drosophila

Alfred Sturtevant creates the world's first genetic map

Calvin Bridges provides proof that sex-linked genes are physically carried on the X chromosome

T. H. Morgan and his students (Sturtevant, Bridges, and Muller) publish a monograph on The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity



Browse the full collection of material on Classical Genetics at the ESP web site.


Back in Print !

with a new Introduction
by
E. B. Lewis
Thirty-five years after it was first published, this classic history of genetics, by Alfred H. Sturtevant, is now back in print.

About A. H. Sturtevant

Biographical Memoir - A short biography of Sturtevant, first published in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 13:133-138, and now made available in PDF form by the National Academy Press.
By E. B. Lewis
 

 
Alfred Henry Sturtevant (1891-1970) - Another short biography, this one from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
By Nathaniel C. Comfort
 

 
Lefalophodon - Another short blurb, this one at a site that emphasizes the history of evolutionary biology.
By John Alroy
 

 
Alfred Sturtevant and the Genetics of Snail Coiling - A short note describing how Sturtevant's short publication on the genetics of shell coiling in snails demonstrated that genetic theory could help explain embryological phenomena.
By Scott Gilbert
 

 
Sturtevants on the Web - Reed Sturtevant, grandson of A. H. Sturtevant, has created a short page with information about Alfred H. Sturtevant (and some other members of the family).
By Reed Sturtevant
 

 
Encyclopedia Britannica - A short article about Sturtevant, along with links and a search capability for locating other relevant sites.
 

 
Sturtevant's Papers - The collection of Alfred H. Sturtevant papers is maintained in the archives collections of the California Institute of Technology.

 

The full text of the book is available on-line, in PDF format.

CSHL Press

Edward. B. Lewis received the B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1939 and the Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1942, where he studied under A. H. Sturtevant.

Dr. Lewis received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries concerning "the genetic control of early embryonic development".

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