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October 30, 1937

Wissenschaftliche Forschungsberichte. Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe

JAMA. 1937;109(18):1478-1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780440068040

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Abstract

This is a collection and organization of all the results obtained in the mutation research of the science of genetics in the years 1914 to 1936. In the first chapter the author gives a short but comprehensive review of facts and definitions of the science of genetics. In the second chapter the experiments of the Lamarck school are discussed from the historical point of view and criticized. Chapter III deals with the modes and means of experimental influence of the "erbang" (process of heredity). Chapter IV deals with spontaneous mutation processes. Chapter V is the most important. It deals with the incitation of mutation by short wave radiations. Muller's first experiments on Drosophila are included. Chapter VI is an analysis of all the mutation-producing factors of radiations. It contains ideas on direct and indirect effects of radiations and the influenceof secondary factors; it shows the relation between the rate

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