Reginaldo Crundall Punnett F.RS ( 20 as June as 1875 – 3 as January as 1967 ) 1 was an important geneticist English . 2 3 4 5
Punnett was born in Tonbridge, at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University , where he went on to initially study Medicine , but graduated in Zoology in 1898. He was one of the parents of genetic inheritance .
With William Bateson , Punnett helped establish Genetics as a new science in Cambridge. Together they discovered the bonding phenomenon , a real exception to Mendel’s laws . 6
Punnett is honored to have created the Punnett chart , a genetic tool still used today to predict the proportions of genotypes and phenotypes of offspring. This is a double-entry table that depicts how random combinations of parental alleles are made in their offspring.
In 1908 , unable to understand why a dominant allele does not make a recessive disappear in a population, he asked mathematician GH Hardy while playing cricket . Hardy developed the model of the Hardy-Weinberg law , independently.
- Punnett, RC (1901). Lineus . London: Williams and Norgate . Accessed May 11, 2008 .
- Punnett, RC (1905). Mendelism . Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes. – A scanned copy of the second edition is here .
- Punnett, RC (1915). Mimicry in Butterflies . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press . Accessed May 11, 2008 .
Notes and references
- Back to top↑ Crew, FAE (1967). Reginald Crundall Punnett, 1875-1967. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 13 : 309-326. doi : 10.1098 / rsbm.1967.0016 .
- Back to top↑ Crew, FA (1968). RC Punnett. Genetics 58 (1): 1-7. PMID 4872161 .
- Back to top↑ Hutt, FB (1970). Professor RC Punnett. World’s poultry science journal 26 (3): 696-700. PMID 4917050 .
- Back to top↑ Vijayraghavan, K. (2006). Punnett and duck genetics. J. of Genetics 85 (1): 1. PMID 16809833 .
- Back to top↑ Punnett, RC (1950). Early days of genetics. Heredity 4 : 1-0. doi : 10.1038 / hdy.1950.1 .
- Back to top↑ Griffiths AJF, Miller JH, Suzuki DT, et al. (2000). An Introduction to Genetic Analysis. 7th edition . New York: WH Freeman – via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22098/figure/A220/ .