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Prof. C. Correns

Nature volume 131, pages 537538 (15 April 1933) | Download Citation



THE death on February 15 of Prof. Carl Correns at the age of sixty-eight years leaves a gap in the ranks of those who were prominent hi the Mendelian investigations from their incep tion in 1900. Much of his work was in the more obscure and difficult fields of plant genetics, such as self-sterility, variegation and the inheritance of sex. He brought a wide knowledge of plants and a broad biological outlook to bear on these and other problems, and will always be held in remem brance as one of the three co-discoverers of Mendel's principle of segregation in hybrids.

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