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J Biol. 2009;8(2):15. doi: 10.1186/jbiol123. Epub 2009 Feb 24.

Why didn't Darwin discover Mendel's laws?

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Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Germany. j.howard@uni-koeln.de

Abstract

Darwin's focus on small quantitative variations as the raw material of evolution may have prevented him from discovering the laws of inheritance.

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PMID:
19291260
PMCID:
PMC2687777
DOI:
10.1186/jbiol123
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