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Genetics and Taxonomy

Nature volume 140, pages 572573 (02 October 1937) | Download Citation



VARIOUS articles and letters that have appeared in NATURE during the past few years suggest that workers in special branches of biology (particularly in cytology, ecology, and genetics) are showing an increasing interest in the impact of their discoveries on taxonomy, and that this interest is shared by their taxonomic colleagues. Papers and discussions at the annual meeting of the British Association may also frequently be accepted as an indication of what subjects are developing in scientific favour. At the recent meeting at Nottingham a morning was devoted by Section K (Botany) to "Genetics and Taxonomy", with a rather wider range in the papers and discussion than is suggested by this general title.

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