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Wrinkled v. Round

Andrew Berry: Gregor Mendel, 8 February 2001

A Monk and Two Peas: The Story of Gregor Mendel and the Discovery of Genetics 
by Robin MarantzHenig.
Weidenfeld, 288 pp., £14.99, June 2001, 0 297 64365 7
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... by smoking twenty cigars a day, the same number as Winston Churchill. Though engagingly written, Robin MarantzHenig’s biography adds little that’s new. It is also guilty of perpetuating some colourful but misleading myths. One pertains to the substantial body of scholarship on the relationship – or lack of it ...

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