The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1

Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond

  • William deJong-Lambert
  • Nikolai Krementsov

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About this book


This volume covers the global history of the Lysenko controversy, while exploring in greater depth the background of D. Lysenko’s career and influence in the USSR. By presenting the rise and fall of T.D. Lysenko in a variety of aspects—his influence upon art, unrecognized predecessors, and the extent to which genetics continued in the USSR even while he was in power, and the revival of his reputation today—the authors provide a fresh perspective on one of the most notorious episodes in the history of science.


Lysenkosim Iron Curtain Soviet agricultural policy genetics and natural selection big science

Editors and affiliations

  • William deJong-Lambert
    • 1
  • Nikolai Krementsov
    • 2
  1. 1.Bronx Community CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39175-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39176-2
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