“Tall oaks fallen”: Three Pioneers of Chromosome Science

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“As when, upon a tranced summer-night,
Those green-robed senators of mighty woods,
Tall oaks, branch-charmed by the earnest stars,
Dream, and so dream all night without a stir.”

                                                     William Butler Yeats

 

 

 

The past 12 months saw the loss of three “tall oaks”—pioneers in the molecular and cell biology of chromosomes:  David Prescott, Paul Doty and Oscar Miller. Here I offer remembrances of each of them, not as definitive memoirs but simply with the goal of informing the next generation about pioneers whose names they may hardly know today.

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113 - 114
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10.4161/nucl.19714
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“Tall oaks fallen”: Three Pioneers of Chromosome Science