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04/12/1945 Fruit fly scientist dies

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

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Thomas Hunt Morgan and fruit flies

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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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