Morgan, Thomas Hunt


1866–1945Americanzoologist and embryologist who established the chromosome theory of heredity.

Keywords: embryology; genetics; cytology; Drosophila

Figure 1.

Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866–1945).


Further Reading

Morgan TH (1911) Random segregation versus coupling in Mendelian inheritance. Science 34: 384.

Morgan TH, Sturtevant AH, Muller HJ and Bridges CB (1915) The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity. New York: Holt.

Morgan TH (1919) The Physical Basis of Heredity. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott.

Allen GE (1978) Thomas Hunt Morgan: The Man and His Science. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Horowitz NH (1988) TH Morgan at Caltech: a reminiscence. Genetics 149: 1629–1632.

Kohler RE (1994) Lords of the Fly: Drosophila Genetics and the Experimental Life. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Lederman M (1989) Genes on chromosomes: the conversion of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Journal of the History of Biology 22: 163–176.

Oppenheimer J (1983) Thomas Hunt Morgan as an embryologist: the view from Bryn Mawr. American Zoologist 23: 845–854.

Shine I and Wrobel S (1976) Thomas Hunt Morgan: Pioneer of Genetics. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.

Sturtevant AH (1959) Thomas Hunt Morgan. Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Science 33: 282–325.

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Winchester, EG(May 2001) Morgan, Thomas Hunt. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002419]