In 1915, Morgan and his students publish a monograph describing their model for the mechanisms of Mendelian heredity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alfred H. Sturtevant was a key member of T. H. Morgan's "Fly Room" team at Columbia University. This group proved that genes are real objects, carried on chromosomes. While still an undergraduate, Sturtevant showed that the relative location of genes could be measured and he produced the first genetic map of a chromosome.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Originally published in 1965, this book was jointly republished in 2001 by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and the Electronic Scholarly Publishing Project. This is one of the few histories of early genetics written by one who was there. Although originally neglected because it appeared concurrently with the sudden rise of molecular genetics, it is still essential reading for anyone interested in the history of genetics.