Thomas Hunt Morgan Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Thomas Hunt Morgan

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Biography Of Thomas Hunt Morgan
Real NameThomas Hunt Morgan
ProfessionGeneticists, Biologists, Zoologists
Nick NameThomas Morgan
Famous asGeneticist
Personal life of Thomas Hunt Morgan
Born on25 September 1866
Birthday25th September
Died At Age79
Sun SignLibra
Born inLexington
Died on04 December 1945
Place of deathPasadena
Family Background of Thomas Hunt Morgan
ChildrenIsabel Morgan
EducationJohns Hopkins University, University of Kentucky
Awards1933 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1939 – Copley Medal
Personal Fact of Thomas Hunt Morgan

Thomas Hunt Morgan was a Nobel Prize winning American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist. He developed an early interest in natural history while roaming around in the countryside of Kentucky and later earned his B.S. in zoology. While working for his postgraduate degree at the newly founded Hopkins University he became especially interested in morphology. Although he began his career at Bryn Mawr College his major works were done at University of Columbia. Here he stressed mainly on evolution and hereditary and worked with Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) in order to find heritable mutations.

After years of painstaking work, he was not only able to integrate Mendel’s theories with the Boveri Sutton chromosome theory of inheritance, but also provide irrefutable evidence for it. His discovery of the theory of the chromosome began to be compared with the discovery of Galileo and Newton because it represented a great leap and opened the door for further studies. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his discoveries that explained the role played by the chromosome in heredity.

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