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Unformatted text preview: The Chromosome Theory of Inheritance Gregor Mendel's work was "rediscovered" in 1900 by three independent geneticists who had done studies that came to the same conclusions that Mendel had made. They had the advantage that the processes of mitosis and meiosis were known explaining how genes could be separated. The next step was accomplished in 1902, when Sutton and Boveri correlated Mendel's conclusions about genes (or inherited traits) to the behavior of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis. Sutton is credited with first proposing the chromosome theory of inheritance: Chromosomes are in pairs Homologous Chromosomes separate during meiosis so that alleles are segregated Meiotic products have one of each homologous chromosome but not both Fertilization restores the pairs of chromosomes And -- Genes are located on chromosomes....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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