Vavilov Institute of General Genetics


The article presents the origin, institutional and scientific development, structure and staff of the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, the Russian Academy of Sciences. It focuses on the tragic fate of genetics in the Soviet Union during Staline's regime and on efforts of the Institute's founder – academician Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (1887–1943) and his followers to promote an international level genetic studies within the Institute.

Keywords: general genetics; Russian Academy of Sciences

Further Reading

Adams M (1973) Genetics and Molecular Biology in Khrushchev's Russia, PhD dissertation, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Dubinin NP (1992) Istoriia i tragediia sovetskoi genetiki. Moscow: Nauka.

Krementsov N (1997) Stalinist Science. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Soyfer VN (1994) Lysenko and the Tragedy of Soviet Science. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

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Sorokina, Marina Yu(Mar 2009) Vavilov Institute of General Genetics. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003633]