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    What were Charles Darwin's contributions to genetics?

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    Haven't you heard of 'The Origin of species'?
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    He came up with the first fully comprehensive theory of evolution, which is now so complete it is almost always accepted as the fact of evolution.
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    Darwin's contributions to evolutionary biology are well known, but his contributions to genetics are much less known. His main contribution was the collection of a tremendous amount of genetic data, and an attempt to provide a theoretical framework for its interpretation. Darwin clearly described almost all genetic phenomena of fundamental importance, such as prepotency (Mendelian inheritance), bud variation (mutation), heterosis, reversion (atavism), graft hybridization (Michurinian inheritance), sex-limited inheritance, the direct action of the male element on the female (xenia and telegony), the effect of use and disuse, the inheritance of acquired characters (Lamarckian inheritance), and many other observations pertaining to variation, heredity and development. To explain all these observations, Darwin formulated a developmental theory of heredity - Pangenesis - which not only greatly influenced many subsequent theories, but also is supported by recent evidence.

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    (Original post by Potassium^2)
    Haven't you heard of 'The Origin of species'?
    How is this related to genetics?
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    He came up with the first fully comprehensive theory of evolution, which is now so complete it is almost always accepted as the fact of evolution.
    How is this related to genetics?
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    How is this related to genetics?
    Inheritance

    Genetic Variation
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    How is this related to genetics?
    The previous reply just about sums it up.

    Yes, he showed how genes mutated/evolved and were passed on over time.
 
 
 
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