Correns, Carl


(September 10, 1864 - February 14, 1933) German botanist and geneticist. He is remembered for his independent discovery of the principles of heredity and for his rediscovery of Gregor Mendel's earlier work on that subject. Correns also discovered cytoplasmic inheritance, that is, the influence of extra-chromosomal factors on phenotype. Unfortunately, most of Correns' work was unpublished and was destroyed when the Allies bombed Berlin in 1945.

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