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OT: Sturtevant irises

From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>

I'm reading Jonathan Weiner's wonderful new book, "Time, Love, Memory"
about the genetic dissection of behavior by Seymour Benzer and his
colleagues.  Alfred Sturtevant, a pioneer of genetics, figures in the early
chapters.  On p. 81-82, we find:

"Morgan himself was long since dead, but Alfred Sturtevant, the old veteran
of Morgan's Raiders, still came around often, a pipe clenched between his
teeth, to see what was new and interesting in genetics, and to tend an
experimental bed of irises that he had planted just outside the building."

This was at CalTech, time uncertain.  Wonder what happened to that bed of

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
FAX (804)223-6374

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