Russian Journal of Genetics, Vol. 39, No. 8, 2003, pp. 969–970. Translated from Genetika, Vol. 39, No. 8, 2003, pp. 1150–1151. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Ivanov. CHRONICLE Sergei Sergeevich Chetverikov: Biography in Documents, Unpublished Works, Correspondence, and Reminiscences Compiled by T.E. Kalinina; I.A. Zakharov, Ed., Moscow: Nauka, 2002 In the history of genetics, S.S. Chetverikov occupies focused on science: the scientiﬁc theme occurs even in a prominent place as a founder of its major ﬁeld, popu- his letters to relatives and strongly prevails in those to lation and evolutionary genetics, as testiﬁed by one of students and colleagues. Of particular interest is the his key publications, “On Some Aspects of Evolution correspondence of S.S. Chetverikov with A.A. Bundel’, from the Viewpoint of Modern Genetics” (Zhurnal Eks- who shared with him his favorite hobby, collecting and perimental’noi Biologii, 1926, Series A, vol. 2, issue 1, studying Lepidoptera (butterﬂies). pp. 3–54). As early as in this pioneering work, Chetver- The last section of the book, “Reminiscences,” ikov suggested that reproductive isolation and natural includes biographical essays on Chetverikov by his selection are leading factors in evolution of popula- father, brother, some colleagues, and students of the tions. Moscow
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Published: Oct 7, 2004
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