Thomas H - Ashley Nuzum Thomas H. Morgan Morgan received...

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Ashley Nuzum Thomas H. Morgan Morgan received his BS degree in 1886 at the University of Kentucky, and then in 1890 he received his Ph D. degree at John Hopkins University. In 1904 Morgan became the Professor of Experimental Zoology at Columbia University in New York. During his time spent at Columbia University he spent most of his attention on cytology and its broader aspects of biological interpretation. Morgan was introduced to Drosophila, a species of fruit fly, in 1909, he was drawn to this because of his work with genetics and he was looking for a less expensive material that could be breed in a very limited space, fruit flies are prolific breeders and can produce hundreds of offspring in just one mating. Another quality of the fruit fly is that they only have four chromosomes which are easy to see using only a light microscope. These qualities made the Drosophila perfect for Morgan’s genetic research. His studies with this material and the mutations that came from his work allowed him to determine the precise behavior and exact
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