News | Published:

Genetical Society of Great Britain: Honorary Members

Nature volume 160, page 83 (19 July 1947) | Download Citation



At the annual general meeting of the Genetical Society of Great Britain, held at Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, on July 3, the following were elected honorary members of the Society: Prof. Herman Joseph Muller, Department of Zoology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., who has played a leading part in the analysis of the genetics of Drosophila, and is known especially for work on the induction of mutation by X-rays, which he initiated and developed; Prof. Otto Renner, Department of Botany, University, Jena, known for his analysis of the genetics of Oenothera, by which he solved a problem which had exercised evolutionists for twenty-five years, and also for his outstanding work on the autonomy of plastids; Prof. Øjvind Winge, Carlsberg Laboratorium, Copenhagen, distinguished for his studies on the sex chromosomes, especially of fish and of flowering plants, by which he successfully demonstrated the evolution of the XX-, XY-chromosome mechanism, also for his distinguished researches on the genetics of wheat and of the ever-sporting stock (Matthiola).

About this article

Publication history





    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing