Bridges, Calvin Blackman


1889–1938 American geneticist who pioneered the first genome project.

Keywords: genetics; Drosophila; chromosome maps; polytene chromosomes; morgan

Further Reading

Bridges CB (1916) Non‐disjunction as proof of the chromosome theory of heredity. Genetics 1: 1–52; 107–163.

Bridges CB (1922) The origin of variations in sexual and sex‐limited characters. American Naturalist 56: 51–62.

Bridges CB and Brehme KS (1944) The Mutants of Drosophila melanogaster. Publication No. 552. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Dunn LC (1965) A Short History of Genetics. New York: McGraw‐Hill.

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

Morgan TH (1940) Calvin Blackman Bridges 1889–1938. Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences 22: 31–40.

Muller HJ (1939) Dr. Calvin B. Bridges. Nature 143: 191–192.

Schultz J (1958) Calvin Blackman Bridges. Dictionary of American Biography 22(supplement 2): 60–62.

Sturtevant AH (1965) A History of Genetics. New York: Harper & Row.

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Winchester, EG(Feb 2002) Bridges, Calvin Blackman. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003571]