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25/09/1866 American evolutionary biologist Thomas Hunt Morgan is born

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Thomas Hunt Morgan and fruit flies

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Genes and Flies

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Morgan's Experiment

He 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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