The British biochemist Muriel Wheldale Onslow was one of only two genetics researchers in the first decade of the 20th century who performed plant breeding experiments and also investigated the corresponding chemistry of flower pigments of the plants (the other being Erwin Bauer in Germany)1. J.B.S. Haldane used her research to conclude that genes controlled the formation of large molecules, such as pigment molecules2.
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Archive Article| April 01 2002
Muriel Wheldale Onslow (1880–1932): pioneer plant biochemist
Biochem (Lond) (2002) 24 (2): 49–51.
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Marelene Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey Rayner-Canham; Muriel Wheldale Onslow (1880–1932): pioneer plant biochemist. Biochem (Lond) 1 April 2002; 24 (2): 49–51. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO02402049
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