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On the alleged influence of lecithin upon the determination of sex in rabbits.

PUNNETT, Reginald Crundall (1875-1967).

Published by University Press, 1910., In: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. XV, October 26, 1908 - June 6, 1910. Cambridge:, 1910
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218 x 149 mm. 8vo. Pages 92-93. [Entire volume: x, 605 pp.] Quarter navy blue morocco, morocco corners, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine; rubbed, spine faded. Ex library blind stamp of the Carnegie Institution, Washington. Fine. FIRST EDITION. "In 1901, while convalescing from an appendectomy, Punnett became interested in a report that sex rations can be influenced by diet; and he decided to test this hypothesis experimentally by using mice. On his return to Cambridge in 1902, he wrote to Bateson, who was conducting Mendelian experimentation in Grantchester, and asked if his proposed nutritional experiment might be tested to yield information concerning the inheritance of coat color. Although he learned that such investigations were already well advanced, this contact with Bateson became the turning point in Punnett's career. In 1903 an anonymous friend offered Bateson £ 150 a year, for two years, to continue his work. He invited Punnett to join him. Their collaboration was to last six years and produced many notable and enduring contributions to the nascent science of genetics. During the period 1904-1910 they confirmed several basic discoveries of classical Mendelian genetics, including the Mendelian explanation of sex determination, sex linkage, complementary factors and factor interaction, and the first example of autosomal linkage. For these experiments Bateson and Punnett used the domestic fowl and the sweet pea. Punnett also used the rabbit, and in addition to his hybridization work he was greatly interested in mimicry in the butterfly. In 1911 Bateson and Punnett launched the Journal of Genetics, which they edited jointly until Bateson's death in 1926. Thereafter Punnett became sole editor until 1946, when he was succeeded by J. B. S. Haldane." DSB, XI, pp. 211-212. Bookseller Inventory # S3243

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Title: On the alleged influence of lecithin upon ...

Publisher: University Press, 1910., In: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. XV, October 26, 1908 - June 6, 1910. Cambridge:

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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