Mendel and modern genetics: the legacy for today.

Abstract:

:The legacy of Mendel's pioneering studies of hybridization in the pea continues to influence the way we understand modern genetics. But what sort of picture did Mendel himself have of his work and its ultimate uses, and how does that picture compare with the collection of ideas and methodologies that was put forward in his name and later became known as 'Mendelism'? With genetics standing at the center of our present biomedical and biotechnological research, an examination of the history of our concepts in the field can help us better understand what we should and should not expect from current genetic claims. For that enterprise there is no better starting place than Mendel himself.

journal_name

Endeavour

journal_title

Endeavour

authors

Allen GE

doi

10.1016/s0160-9327(03)00065-6

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2003-06-01 00:00:00

pages

63-8

issue

2

eissn

0160-9327

issn

1873-1929

pii

S0160932703000656

journal_volume

27

pub_type

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