Thomas Hunt Morgan
Thomas Hunt Morgan established the chromosomal theory of inheritance. He used fruit flies with eye color mutations to demonstrate sex-linked inheritance patterns. DNAi location: Timeline > pre 1920s
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Fruit flies help to reveal that chromosomes carry genes.
DNAFTB Animation 10:Thomas Hunt Morgan describes his discoveries using fruit flies.
Alfred Sturtevant was a student of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Sturtevant provided proof of genetic linkage.
Thomas Hunt Morgan (1933 winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on the chromosomal theory of inheritance), with his daughters, Isabel (left) and Lilian (right), 1920.
DNAFTB Problem 10: Perform some fruit fly crosses.
Thomas Hunt Morgan was one of the first true geneticists.
Family pedigrees provided evidence of Mendelian inheritance in humans.
DNAFTB Problem 11: Determine gene linkage in fruit flies.
New York high school students set out to find Thomas Hunt Morgan's "Fly Room" at Columbia University, where seminal genetics research took place in the early 20th century.
DNAFTB Gallery 32: Barbara McClintock presents her work with maize.