This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Barbara McClintock - This person went to Cornell and studied botany.
The Cornell Group - This group's adviser was the most renowned cytologist of their time.
McClintock's Parents - These individuals were skeptical of a woman going to school and studying cytology.
Evelyn Witkin - This person stood up for the research on transposition.
Evelyn Keller - This person used conversations to gather information for their book.
George Beadle - This individual was a maize cytologist.
Marcus Rhoades - This person helped with social integration.
Rollins Emerson - This person was...
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