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04/12/1945 Fruit fly scientist dies


Thomas Hunt Morgan


Thomas Hunt Morgan and fruit flies


Morgan's Experiment

American evolutionary biologist and geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan was first to use Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly, in genetic studies. Ha had a famous laboratory called The Fly Room at Columbia University. Morgan demonstrated that genes are carried on chromosomes. He wrote 22 books and 370 scientific papers.
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