Darwin-L Message Log 2:61 (October 1993)

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<2:61>From HOLSINGE%UCONNVM.BITNET@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU  Mon Oct 11 11:38:09 1993

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1993 08:21:11 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: The term "locus"
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

Bob O'Hara asked where the term "locus" was first used to describe the position
of a gene on a chromosome.  He correctly surmised that T. H. Morgan was
involved.  The citation I have is:

Morgan, T. H., A. H. Sturtevant, H. J. Muller, and C. B. Bridges.  1915.  The
  mechanism of Mendelian heredity.  H. Holt. & Co., New York.

(This citiation is from the 4th edition of Rieger, Michaelis, and Green's
Glossary of Genetics and Cytogenetics.)

-- Kent

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