Letter from Barbara McClintock to Marcus M. Rhoades
Third in a series of letters McClintock rushed off to Rhoades in March of 1950. In them, McClintock developed a broadbased
theory of the genetic control of development. The letters represent McClintock's extremely excited state: they are difficult
to follow and included many addenda, amendments, and margin notes. Her thinking on this matter resulted in an article later
that year in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" that further marked her preoccupation with the
fundamental theoretical and philosophical problems of genetics.
Item is handwritten.
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1950-03-09 (March 9, 1950)
Rhoades, Marcus M.
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Barbara McClintock Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Barbara McClintock Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Controlling Elements: Cold Spring Harbor, 1942-1967
Mutable Loci in Maize (1951)
The Origin and Behavior of Mutable Loci in Maize (1950)