SMOCOVITIS, VASSILIKI BETTY. Dept. History, 4131 Turlington Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. - Botany in the Age of Mendel: A Symposium in Honor of the Centennial of the Rediscovery of Mendel, and the 50th Year Anniversary of the Publication of G.L. Stebbins's Variation and Evolution in Plants.
This symposium is devoted to an examination of the impact of the
rediscovery of Mendel and the consequent relationship between the new
science of genetics and botany. Papers in this session highlight the
contributions of individuals like E.B. Babcock, G. Ledyard Stebbins
and Barbara McClintock and explore the varied institutional settings
for the new science in agricultural, horticultural, as well as
academic environments. The session is organized in honor of the
centennial year of the rediscovery of Mendel by three individuals Hugo
de Vries, Carl Correns, and Eric Von Tschermak and in honor of
fiftieth anniversary of the book that integrated genetics with a range
of botanical sciences by G. Ledyard Stebbins titled Variation and
Evolution in Plants.
Key words: botany, G. Ledyard Stebbins, genetics, Mendel