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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.
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Because the essays are self-contained, there is some redundancy, but at the same time, the argument of the volume is shown to be more than plausible: Baur's contribution to the study of Jewish Christianity, while being distinct, relied directly or indirectly on the contributions of John Toland and Thomas Morgan.
Ken Thomas said: "Thomas Morgan's niece and her sister are planning to take up a kind offer from the WRU to have the Welsh cap placed in the archive display at the Millennium Stadium.
Thomas Morgan III died on December 24th from complications of AIDS while visiting his family in Southampton, Massachusetts.
Thomas Morgan III worked at The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Miami Herald for more than 20 years and served as the first openly gay president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) from 1989 to 1991.
Speaker Glenn Richardson tried to gavel Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan into silence after she had exceeded the time allowed for personal comments on the bill that had passed the previous night, in a rare breach of House rules, Morgan continued to speak and then began singing "Marching to the Freedom Land" as she left the well.
You'll get that along with down-to-earth honesty and personalized service from Thomas Morgan, manager of Wine Warehouse.
Formed last October by the house of bishops, the task force included Bishop George Bruce of Ontario, Bishop Thomas Morgan of Saskatoon (who retired last December), and Bishop Donald Young of Central Newfoundland.
The eircom League leaders had just gone 2-1 to northside neighbours Bohemians at Tolka Park with seven minutes to go when winger Richie Baker seemed to punch midfielder and team-mate Thomas Morgan in the post-mortem over why they conceded a second goal.
St Vincent-born striker Marlon James has been earning rave reviews in pre-season games and former Irish youth international Thomas Morgan has the chance to resurrect his career.
Now a parent himself, the 39-year-old Morgan applies the same dedication to his son, 4-year-old Nyles Thomas Morgan. The major difference is that Morgan, who was reared in a nurturing, two-parent household, is a do-it-all dad by choice.
In 1910, Thomas Morgan, who pioneered the study of genetics in the fruit fly, described a natural mutant strain that he called white because the insects lacked pigmentation and had colorless eyes.