Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research

Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (HM12YX)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 3.057', W 84° 29.807'

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Winner of 1933 Nobel Prize was born in Hunt-Morgan house, 1866; grew up here. A nephew of John Hunt Morgan, he attended State College of Ky. (Univ. of Ky.). Taught at Columbia Univ. and there, influenced by Mendel's work, left embryology, his main field, for genetics. Headed up research team studying inbreeding of fruit flies. Observing offspring led to discovery of genes. Over.

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Genetic Research

Morgan's research team confirmed Mendel's laws, proved reality of gene as part of chromosome, showed sex determined by chromosomes, demonstrated dominant and recessive traits. At 62, Morgan went to Cal. Institute of Technology, Pasadena, as biology dept. head to research cell differentiation. Died there, 1945. Univ. of Ky. named new school of biological sciences for him.
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HM NumberHM12YX
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1714
Year Placed1982
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719640 N 4214426
Decimal Degrees38.05095000, -84.49678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.057', W 84° 29.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 3.42" N, 84° 29' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210 N Broadway, Lexington KY 40507, US
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