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Thomas Hunt Morgan

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Thomas Hunt Morgan established the chromosomal theory of inheritance. He used fruit flies with eye color mutations to demonstrate sex-linked inheritance patterns. DNAi location: Timeline > pre 1920s
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16262. Concept 10: Chromosomes carry genes.
Fruit flies help to reveal that chromosomes carry genes.
16263. Animation 10: Chromosomes carry genes.
Thomas Hunt Morgan describes his discoveries using fruit flies.
16297. Biography 11: Alfred Henry Sturtevant (1891-1970)
Alfred Sturtevant was a student of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Sturtevant provided proof of genetic linkage.
16146. Gallery 1: Thomas Hunt Morgan and daughters, 1920
Thomas Hunt Morgan (1933 winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on the chromosomal theory of inheritance), with his daughters, Isabel (left) and Lilian (right), 1920.
16277. Biography 10: Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945)
Thomas Hunt Morgan was one of the first true geneticists.
16314. Concept 13: Mendelian laws apply to human beings.
Family pedigrees provided evidence of Mendelian inheritance in humans.
16993. New York Stories: Exploring Mutant Organisms - The Fly Room
New York high school students set out to find Thomas Hunt Morgan's "Fly Room" at Columbia University, where seminal genetics research took place in the early 20th century.
16298. Biography 11: Calvin Blackman Bridges (1889-1938)
Calvin Bridges was a student of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Bridges advanced the theory of chromosomal non-disjunction, and did a lot of work on chromosomal banding patterns.
16668. Animation 32: Some DNA can jump.
Barbara McClintock presents her work with maize.
16278. Problem 10: Chromosomes carry genes.
Perform some fruit fly crosses.
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