ISSN 1022-7954, Russian Journal of Genetics, 2007, Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 1209–1214. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2007. Original Russian Text © V.K. Shumny, 2007, published in Genetika, 2007, Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 1447–1453. Two Brilliant Generalizations of Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (for the 120th Anniversary) V. K. Shumny Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia; e-mail: email@example.com Received May 23, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S1022795407110014 Several greatest generalizations marked the begin- plants and analyzed the tremendous material over more ning of the 20th century. Two of them—the law of than 20 years. homologous series in hereditary variation and the the- Immediately after the discovery of the seven centers ory of the centers of origin of cultivated plants—were of origin of cultivated plants by Vavilov in 1926, a large made by N.I. Vavilov. Both generalizations were born number of papers appeared that tried to determine more in the course of solving the problem set by Vavilov for precisely the number of these centers (seven to ten), himself and for the team he headed and himself—mobi- geographic distribution, and other parameters, as well lization of the world plant resources for the needs of
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