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Blondin and Sutton's chromosome theory of inheritance states that genes arelocated on specific chromosomes, and that the behavior of chromosomes duringmeiosis explains Mendel's laws of inheritance. Sutton and Boveri publishedindependent papers in 1902 and 1903 proposing what we now call the chromosometheory of inheritance. According to this theory, genes are located at specificlocations on chromosomes, and the behavior of chromosomes during meiosis is thereason why genes are inherited according to Mendel's laws.The chromosome theory of inheritance states that genes are located at specificsites on chromosomes and that the behavior of chromosomes during meiosisexplains Mendel's laws of inheritance.First strong confirmation of the chromosome theory came from Thomas HuntMorgan, who studied fruit flies.Morgan discovered a mutation that altered fly eye color. Male and female fliesinherited the mutation differently.

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