Alan Robertson

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1920 – 1989

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Who was Alan Robertson?

Alan Robertson FRS was an English population geneticist. Originally a chemist, he was recruited after the Second World War to work on animal genetics on behalf of the British government, and continued in this sphere until his retirement in 1985. He was a major influence in the widespread adoption of artificial insemination of cattle.

In addition to his work on agricultural genetics, Robertson undertook extensive studies of other branches of genetics, developing an influential secondary theorem of natural selection. He acquired an international reputation, receiving state and academic honours from Europe, America and Asia.

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Born
Feb 21, 1920
Nationality
  • England
Died
Apr 25, 1989

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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