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Beyond the Gene : Cytoplasmic Inheritance and the Struggle for Authority in Genetics

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A new perspective on the history of genetics is offered as the author explores the conflicts which have shaped theoretical thinking about heredity and evolution throughout the century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 161.8 x 243.8 x 22.4mm | 617.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195042069
  • 9780195042061

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Interesting and provocative reading...There is a lot of fascinating material here on the careers of important scientists and the ideas with which they struggled. * Nature * Will clearly be an important book in the history of 20th century genetics...it will focus attention on an area that has been woefully neglected. * Science * An absorbing account of the development of our ideas on the nature of heredity...A fascinating account of how the participants, and bystanders, too, viewed genetics from Mendel until today. * Cell *show more

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This book is based on my doctoral dissertation carried out under the supervision of Camille Limoges and submitted to the University of Montreal in 1984.show more

Table of contents

Defining the organism; Constructing heredity; Challenging the nuclear monopoly of the cell in Germany; T.M. Sonneborn: Making plasmagenes in America; Boris Ephrussi and the birth of genetics in France; The cold war in genetics; Problems with 'master molecules'; Patterns of power; Bibliography; Index.show more