Mendel's Original Paper

Mendel rediscovered by de Vries, Correns, and von Tschermak

William Bateson promotes Mendelism

Thomas Morgan discovers first X-linked gene in Drosophila

Alfred Sturtevant creates the world's first genetic map

Calvin Bridges provides proof that sex-linked genes are physically carried on the X chromosome

T. H. Morgan and his students (Sturtevant, Bridges, and Muller) publish a monograph on The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity

Browse the full collection of material on Classical Genetics at the ESP web site.

Back in Print !

with a new Introduction
E. B. Lewis
Thirty-five years after it was first published, this classic history of genetics, by Alfred H. Sturtevant, is now back in print.

About A. H. Sturtevant

Biographical Memoir - A short biography of Sturtevant, first published in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 13:133-138, and now made available in PDF form by the National Academy Press.
By E. B. Lewis

Lefalophodon - Another short blurb, this one at a site that emphasizes the history of evolutionary biology.
By John Alroy

Sturtevants on the Web - Reed Sturtevant, grandson of A. H. Sturtevant, has created a short page with information about Alfred H. Sturtevant (and some other members of the family).
By Reed Sturtevant

Sturtevant's Papers - The collection of Alfred H. Sturtevant papers is maintained in the archives collections of the California Institute of Technology.


The full text of the book is available on-line, in PDF format.

Edward. B. Lewis received the B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1939 and the Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1942, where he studied under A. H. Sturtevant.

Dr. Lewis received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries concerning "the genetic control of early embryonic development".

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