An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15473 entries, 13328 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: November 28, 2021

BRIDGES, Calvin Blackman

2 entries
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Non-disjunction of the sex chromosome of Drosophila.

J. Exp. Zool., 15, 587-606, 1913.

Bridges discovered non-disjunction, failure of chromosome pairs to segregate regularly during meiosis.

Subjects: BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, GENETICS / HEREDITY
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The mechanism of Mendelian heredity.

New York: H. Holt, 1915.

Summarizes the major early findings of Morgan’s Drosophila research group, which based its research on the rapidly reproducing small vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster, often called the fruit fly. This epoch-making book presented evidence showing that genes were arranged linearly on chromosomes and that the Mendelian laws could be shown to be based on observable events occurring in cells. The group also showed that heredity could be studied rigorously and quantitatively. Morgan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1933.