Alfred Sturtevant

Geneticist, Academic

1891 – 1970

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Who was Alfred Sturtevant?

Alfred Henry Sturtevant was an American geneticist. Sturtevant constructed the first genetic map of a chromosome in 1913. Throughout his career he worked on the organism Drosophila melanogaster with Thomas Hunt Morgan. By watching the development of flies in which the earliest cell division produced two different genomes, he measured the embryonic distance between organs in a unit which is called the sturt in his honor. In 1967, Sturtevant received the National Medal of Science.

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Born
Nov 21, 1891
Jacksonville
Also known as
  • A. H. Sturtevant
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
Died
Apr 5, 1970

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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