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Genetical Society of Great Britain: Honorary Members

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

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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).

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