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Punnett,

Reginald Crundall, English geneticist, 1875-1967.
Punnett square - a grid used in genetics. Synonym(s): checkerboard

checkerboard

the pattern of a chess or draft board; used in many circumstances to display the results of mixing a specific number of variables. The variables are listed in columns designated along the horizontal border and the same or different variables in lines along the vertical border; the results of each mixing are recorded in the box where the columns and lines carrying the ingredients of the mix intersect.
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104) Nonetheless, the checkerboarding spirit of the Dawes Act endures today.
As it stands today, section 12 of the New York Executive Law exemplifies both the federal acceptance of small and separate Indian territories within the larger state municipalities and the State of New York's enthusiasm to allow this checkerboarding generally when there stands to be economic gain.
Thus, although relevant portions of the Dawes Act have been repealed, (138) the allowance of separate sovereignties of Indian country taken into trust by the Secretary of the Interior preserved the checkerboarding spirit of the Dawes Act and remains intact to this date.