Biometrical Genetics

The study of continuous variation

  • Kenneth Mather
  • John L. Jinks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 1-32
  3. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 33-48
  4. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 49-64
  5. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 65-82
  6. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 83-126
  7. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 127-171
  8. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 172-208
  9. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 209-248
  10. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 249-284
  11. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 285-307
  12. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 308-336
  13. Kenneth Mather, John L. Jinks
    Pages 337-366
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 367-382

About this book

Introduction

The properties of continuous variation are basic to the theory of evolution and to the practice of plant and animal improvement. Yet the genetical study of continuous variation has lagged far behind that of discontinuous variation. The reason for this situation is basically methodological. Mendel gave us not merely his principles of heredity, but also a method of experiment by which these principles could be tested over a wider range of living species, and extended into the elaborate genetical theory of today. The power of this tool is well attested by the speed with which genetics has grown. In less than fifty years, it has not only developed a theoretical structure which is unique in the biological sciences, but has established a union with nuclear cytology so close that the two have become virtually a single science offering us a new approach to problems so diverse as those of evolution, development, disease, cellular chemistry and human welfare. Much of this progress would have been impossible and all would have been slower without the Mendelian method of recognizing and using unit differences in the genetic materials.

Keywords

chemistry cytology development evolution genetics theory of evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth Mather
    • 1
    • 2
  • John L. Jinks
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3404-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-10220-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3404-8
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Biotechnology
Pharma