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SCIENCE HISTORY-EVOLUTION

SCIENCE HISTORY-EVOLUTION

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1 Royal Society (Great Britain) Evolution Committee, (Bateson, William) REPORTS TO THE EVOLUTION COMMITTEE I (BATESON'S SEMINAL PAPER! ! )
London Harrison & Sons 1902 First Edition 8vo, Front wrap. (detached & chipped) Lacks rear wrap. & spine, 160p 
PRESENTATION COPY (for) "G. HARRISON (publisher? ) FROM THE AUTHORS". Text Block in Very Good+ Condition; "William Bateson: Two levels of genetic information William Bateson (1861-1926) , Introduction. Reading the quotes from Sutton's 1903 paper one can understand the ractiveness of the simple idea of each chromosome containing a set of genes, thus constituting a linkage group. Each " allelomorph" encoding a "unit character" would contribute to some observed Mendelian character, either totally, in which case dominance or recessiveness might be readily discerned, or partially, in which case the pattern of inheritance would be more complex. This interpretation explained so much, that it was tempting to assume that it explained everything, and to disparage those, such as William Bateson (1861-1926) , who thought otherwise. His passage smoothed by letters from Huxley and Foster, Bateson carried out field work on "The Steppes" of Russia. By 1900 he had immersed himself for over two decades in the evolutionary literature of his time, and was actively involved in the type of breeding experiments Mendal had been carrying out in the 1860s. In 1900 came both the discovery of Mendel' s famous 1865 paper, and an abstract by Guyer in Science, describing the chromosomes in sterile hybrids. The report of Bateson and Saunders in 1902 put it all together. A veritable "grand slam", setting down basic concepts and terminology, much of which has stood the test of time. In the words of his wife Beatrice (1928) : "He was over the stepping stones and away". Includes "The Facts of Heredity in the Light of Mendel's Discovery" (pp. 125-160) . VERY RARE! ! 
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