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Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance

The Birth Of A Science, X-linked Inheritance In Hybrids, Further Advances In Theory

The chromosomal theory of inheritance is the idea that genes, the units of heredity, are physical in nature and are found in the chromosomes. The theory arose at the turn of the twentieth century, and became one of the cornerstones of the modern understanding of genetics.

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