Haldane, Mayr, and Beanbag Genetics.
By: Dronamraju, Krishna.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2010Description: 1 online resource (293 p.).ISBN: 9780199813346.Subject(s): Evolution | Evolutionary genetics -- History | Haldane, J. B. S. (John Burdon Sanderson), 1892-1964 | History, 20th Century | Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005 | Population genetics -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Haldane, Mayr, and Beanbag GeneticsDDC classification: 576.5/8 | 576.58 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents; Introduction; 1 What Is Beanbag Genetics?; 2 Foundations of Population Genetics; 3 Time Line: J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964); 4 Time Line: Ernst Walter Mayr (1904-2005); 5 J.B.S. Haldane and Evolutionary Biology; 6 Ernst Mayr and Evolutionary Biology; 7 Evolution: The Modern Synthesis; 8 Summary; References; Appendix: Correspondence between J.B.S. Haldane and Ernst Mayr; Index
Haldane, Mayr, and Beanbag Genetics presents a summary of the classic exchange between two great biologists - J.B.S. Haldane and Ernst Mayr - regarding the value of the contributions of the mathematical school represented by J.B.S. Haldane, R.A. Fisher and S. Wright to the theory of evolution. Their pioneering contributions from 1918 to the 1960s dominated and shaped the field of population genetics, unique in the annals of science. In 1959, Mayr questioned what he regarded as the beanbag genetic approach of these pioneers to evolutionary theory, ""an input or output of genes, as the adding of
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