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  • Why didn't Darwin discover Mendel's laws?

    Linked to by 1 published by J. Biol. on Thu 1st Jan 09
    Jonathan C Howard

    DOI 10.1186/jbiol123 PMID 19291260

    Darwin's focus on small quantitative variations as the raw material of evolution may have prevented him from discovering the laws of inheritance.
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