Morgan, Thomas Hunt


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Morgan, Thomas Hunt

(1866–1945) American zoologist who was a founder of modern genetics. He first used the fruit fly Drosophila as an experimental animal, discovering SEX LINKAGE in 1910, together with a simple method of mapping genes on the same chromosome (see GENETIC LINKAGE), the units of distance being called centimorgans originally

Morgan,

Thomas Hunt, U.S. zoologist, 1866-1945, 1933 Nobel Prize winner for work related to chromosomes and their relation to heredity.