The Meiotic System

  • Bernard John
  • Kenneth R. Lewis

Part of the Protoplasmatologia book series (PROTOPLASMATOL., volume 6 / F / 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Introduction

    1. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 3-3
  3. Descriptive

    1. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 4-14
    2. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 14-27
    3. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 27-66
    4. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 66-102
    5. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 102-134
    6. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 134-147
    7. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 147-167
    8. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 167-201
  4. Analytical

    1. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 201-204
    2. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 204-223
    3. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 223-242
    4. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 242-253
    5. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 253-291
    6. Bernard John, Kenneth R. Lewis
      Pages 291-298
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 298-337

About this book

Introduction

Introduction When the study of heredity and variation first came to be treated as a scientific subject-and this, one must remember, was only just over a hundred years ago-there was an unfortunate separation between the disciplines of cytology and experimental breeding. This separation was based partly on a lack of understanding and partly on a lack of the desire to understand. Even WILLIAM BATESON, the first apostle of mendelism in England, had a blind spot for cytology and for many years dogmatically refused to believe that MENDEL'S determinants were transmitted and distributed by the chromosomes. This separation between cytology and experimental breeding is one which persists, in a measure, even today, simply because there are two quite different, though complementary, techniques available for the study of heredity and variation. On the one hand, one can study directly the structure and behaviour of the actual vehicles which transmit the genetic determinants from one generation to the next. This is the method employed by those who study genetics through a microscope. The alternative method is that used by the experimental breeder who, in default of being able to watch the hereditary factors segregate from each other directly, is obliged to examine the constitution of the germ cells indirectly by sampling, and usually at random, the products of a controlled mating.

Keywords

DNA RNA animals behavior chromosome environment protein protein synthesis regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernard John
    • 1
  • Kenneth R. Lewis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsThe UniversityBirminghamEngland
  2. 2.Botany SchoolThe UniversityOxfordEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-5748-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1965
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-80733-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-5748-0
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