A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Character Descriptions

Evelyn Fox Keller
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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 the chairman of the Plant Breeding Department at Cornell.

Rockefeller Foundation - This organization provided support when no one else would.

Harriet Creigton - This person co-authored one of the most important papers in genetics.

Molecular Biologists - These individuals were instrumental in helping their field become the dominant research paradigm in genetics during the 1950s...

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