Correns, Carl Erich


Correns, Carl Erich

biographical name

(born Sept. 19, 1864, Munich, Ger.—died Feb. 14, 1933, Berlin) German botanist and geneticist. In the same year as Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg and Hugo de Vries (1900), he independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's paper outlining the principles of heredity. He conducted research with garden peas, from which he drew the same conclusions Mendel had. He helped provide the overwhelming body of evidence in support of Mendel's thesis, anticipating Thomas Hunt Morgan's development of the concept of linkage when he developed a theory of a physical coupling of genetic factors to account for the consistent inheritance of certain traits together. See also William Bateson.

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