Genes and Gene Complexes
Mendel was ahead of his time, but he was not so far ahead that he could not arrive at the first great generalizations of genetics—his first and second laws. How fortunate that Mendel did not discover linkage, for he might then have failed to deduce the second law. How fortunate, too, that Mendel, by having chosen to work on peas, failed to discover “gene conversion,” not to mention “meiotic drive,” for he might then have failed to deduce even the first law.
KeywordsVortex Starch Maize Codon Recombination
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