Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson


1892–1964 British polymath, popularizer, educator, biochemist and geneticist, who cofounded mathematical population genetics.

Keywords: population genetics; mathematics; evolution; communism; India

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John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892–1964).


Further Reading

Haldane JBS (1922) Sex ratio and unisexual sterility in hybrid animals. Journal of Genetics 12: 101–109.

Haldane JBS (1929) The species problem in the light of genetics. Nature 124: 514–516.

Haldane JBS (1932) The Causes of Evolution. London: Longmans, Green.

Haldane JBS (1957) The theory of evolution before and after Bateson. Journal of Genetics 56: 11–27.

Haldane JBS (1964) A defence of beanbag genetics. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 7: 343–360.

Haldane JBS and Briggs GE (1925) Note on the kinetics of enzyme action. Biochemical Journal 19: 338–339.

Clark R (1968) J.B.S. The Life and Work of J.B.S. Haldane. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Dronamraju KR (1968) Haldane and Modern Biology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dronamraju KR (1985) Haldane. The Life and Work of J.B.S. Haldane with Special Reference to India. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press.

Forsdyke DR (2000) Haldane's rule: hybrid sterility affects the heterogametic sex first because sexual differentiation is on the path to species differentiation. Journal of Theoretical Biology 204: 443–452.

Forsdyke DR (2000) Haldane's Rule. [http://post.queensu.ca/∼forsdyke/haldane1.htm]

Haldane LK (1961) Friends and Kindred. Memoirs of Louisa Kathleen Haldane. London: Faber and Faber.

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Forsdyke, Donald R(May 2001) Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002533]