Goldschmidt, Richard Benedict

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Abstract

Richard Goldschmidt was one of the cofounders of physiological developmental genetics who studied the effects of genes on sex determination in Lymantria. He is best known as an unorthodox theorist, who proposed an early model of regulatory mutations and coined such terms as "hopeful monsters", describing large phenotypic changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages354-355
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780080961569
ISBN (Print)9780123749840
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 2013

Keywords

  • Chromosomal rearrangements
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Gene concepts
  • Goldschmidt, Richard B.
  • Lymantria
  • Mutation
  • Position effect
  • Regulatory genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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