THE great economic importance of the world's cotton crop has led to marked advances in the genetics of cotton since 1924, when the most valuable New World species of cultivated cotton were found to be tetraploid. The researches of Dr. Harland have occupied a leading place in this development, and the present book is a fitting summary of knowledge regarding the genetics and cytology of the genus Gossypium.
The Genetics of Cotton
By Dr. Sydney Cross Harland. Pp. 193. (London: Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 1939.) 10s. 6d. net.
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Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society (1964)