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(dəb-zhăn′skē), Theodosius 1900-1975.
Russian-born American geneticist. His Genetics and the Origin of the Species (1937) synthesized Mendel's laws of heredity and Darwinian theory. He is also known for his study of the fruit fly Drosophilia, which showed a large degree of genetic variation within a population.
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Para dimensionar a importancia da presenca de Theodosius Dobzhansky no Brasil e especificamente junto ao grupo da Universidade de Sao Paulo liderado por AndreDreyfus, um estudo bibliometrico realizado por SIAO (2007) encontrou 90 publicacoes de Dobzhansky e seus colaboradores brasileiros, em aproximadamente 20 periodicos distintos, entre 1943 e 1960.
Coon, The Origins of Races, New York: Knopf, 1962; see also Theodosius Dobzhansky, M.F.
Under the influence of Andres Dreyfus, a master of Brazilian genetics at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and by his colleague Theodosius Dobzhansky, from Columbia University, Pavan oriented his professional activity towards the study of the mysteries of the genes and their use for the benefit of mankind.
In his classic article entitled "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution," (4) the great population geneticist and a primary architect of the modern evolutionary synthesis, Theodosius Dobzhansky, made this point succinctly: "Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science.
Theodosius Dobzhansky, one of the great evolutionary geneticists of the 20th century, was a professing Christian, as are scientists like Francis Collins, who directed the Human Genome Project.
As geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky once so aptly proclaimed, "Nothing makes sense in biology except in the light of evolution." No scientist's birthday warrants more hullabaloo and hoopla.
El monografico contaba con un articulo del genetista Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975), uno de los principales artifices de la teoria sintetica de la evolucion, e incluia tambien un articulo antievolucionista.
Perhaps best known among the scientists are Theodosius Dobzhansky, Julian Huxley, and Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.
George Gaylord Simpson, a renowned paleontologist, warned about this "missionary fervor for molecular biology as real biology, the biology of the future," and detected "scorn in some quarters for organismal biology as passe and currently sterile." The population geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky voiced concern in an address to the American Society of Zoologists in 1964: "The notion has gained some currency that the only worthwhile biology is molecular biology.
As Theodosius Dobzhansky said, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" (16).
With the advancement of a reasonably comprehensive account of the evolutionary process by Theodosius Dobzhansky in his book Genetics and the Origin of Species, (19) the evolutionary theory started being understood and appreciated as the genetic change in populations.