classical genetics

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clas·si·cal ge·net·ics

that body of method and analysis that perceives genetics as the study of the transmission of genotype from parent to offspring; the study of multiple individuals is essential to it.
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Mendel's Legacy: the origin of classical genetics. Cold Spring Harbor, New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Harry Klee, a professor of horticultural sciences at the university and a co-author of the study, said in a ( statement  that the solution to restoring good taste to tomatoes did not involve genetic modification, but used classical genetics instead.
Must be willing to help revive the University of Oregon's classical genetics research to its former renown.
Unlike classical genetics, which seeks to find the genetic basis of a trait or phenotype, reverse genetics attempts to find what trait appears as the result of a particular gene mutation.
Their topics include classical genetics and traditional breeding in Musa, molecular marker techniques, functional genomics and transcriptomics, the role of bioinformatics as a tool, and the genomics of Fusarium oxysporum f.
"Epigenetics has not replaced classical genetics," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D.
Researchers working in genetics and plant breeding, agriculture, and crop science in Europe, the US, and Argentina discuss basic information on the sunflower plant and genetic diversity, classical genetics and traditional breeding, the history and contributions of genome mapping, the mapping of single-gene traits, QTL (quantitative trait loci) mapping, gene cloning, marker-assisted breeding, genetic regulation of seed oil content, and transgenic sunflowers.
Though not providing a remedy itself, Drosophila (the fruit fly) has aided human health in ways that are not fully appreciated since the discipline of molecular genetics (and classical genetics for that matter) was built on the back of this tiny insect.
It was McClintock, working alone in an isolated laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor and using the techniques of classical genetics on maize, who obtained the first data that pointed to the existence of mobile genetic elements.
Rather than explore the specific record-keeping practices of modern genetic pioneers, Thurtle situates his study in the "period before many of the key experiments in classical genetics" to show how "cultural presuppositions and changes in the way that information was processed helped make thinking m terms of genetics possible" (15).
Another problem with classical genetics is its nasty tendency--at least when consumed by lay audiences--to support politically motivated myths, parodies, and stereotypes.
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