Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 September 2001

344 Pages | frontispiece, 28 halftones & line illus

ISBN: 9780198505846

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Genetic Prehistory in Selective Breeding

A Prelude to Mendel

Roger J. Wood and Vítezslav Orel

  • the first detailed account of the spread of Merino sheep into northern European countries and Australia
  • the most comprehensive treatment to date of Robert Bakewell's sheep breeding achievements
  • unprecedented insight into the pathways taking Bakewell's ideas to Europe
  • detailed coverage of the Brno Sheep Breeder's Society, central to development of ideas about heredity
  • area and people involved provide direct links to Mendel, his education and his research

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