Sutton, Walter Stanborough


Walter Stanborough Sutton (1877–1916) was an American scientist who united Mendelism and cytology to establish the chromosome theory of heredity.

Keywords: heredity; Mendelism; cytology; chromosomes; McClung; Boveri

Further Reading

Crow EW and Crow JF (2002) 100 years ago: Walter Sutton and the chromosome theory of heredity. Genetics 160: 1–4.

McKusick VA (1960) Walter S. Sutton and the physical basis of Mendelism. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 34: 487–497.

Sturtevant AH (1965) A History of Genetics. New York, NY: Harper and Row.

Sutton WS (1902) On the morphology of the chromosome group in Brachystola magna. Biological Bulletin 4: 24–39.

Sutton WS (1903) The chromosomes in heredity. Biological Bulletin 4: 231–251.

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Crow, James F(Sep 2006) Sutton, Walter Stanborough. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006248]