A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock - Study Guide Chapter 7, Cold Spring Harbor Summary & Analysis

Evelyn Fox Keller
This Study Guide consists of approximately 24 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Feeling for the Organism.
This section contains 336 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Study Guide

When the United States entered WWII, McClintock was struggling being unemployed. She spent time with her good friend Marcus Rhodes. He was going to Cold Spring Harbor to plant corn to study and McClintock decided to follow him. It was easy to acquire an invitation for her. Milislav Demerec, a geneticist there, was a friend of McClintock's. Eventually Demerec became director of the genetics department at the Carnegie Institution of Washington at Cold Spring Harbor. He offered McClintock a one-year position and then tried to make the appointment permanent. She resisted losing her freedom, but eventually agreed. Evelyn does not know exactly why McClintock resisted such a wonderful offer. Perhaps she would have felt too protected.

The laboratories at Cold Spring Harbor were world class, exceeding many other prominent labs in its accomplishments. In winter, however, McClintock had few...

(read more from the Chapter 7, Cold Spring Harbor Summary)

This section contains 336 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.