University of Wisconsin. Dept. of Genetics / The Wisconsin genotype: a news letter to former students
No. 22 (January 1937)
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G. Ii. RIEMAN' T H E W I S C O N S I N G E N O T Y P E A News Letter to Former Students Edited by the present Graduate group Department of College of Genetics Harry Laidlaw Niok Cuthbert Agriculture Number 22. Editor Asst. Ed. Jan. 1, 1937 FOREWARD The Linkage Group membors now at Wisconsin extend the seasonts greetings t6 former members of the Genetics Department. The last number of THE GENOTYPE consisted of information on the whereabouts and activities of members who have left Wisconsin to go to various parts of tho world. In the present number we have chosen to remain closer home. EXTRA 'A baby girl) Harriet Anne, was born to Dr. and Mrs. M. R. Irwin, November 19, 1937, at 3 AM. The Brinks could not see any reason why the Irwins should have all the glory, so they adopted a baby girl. Margaret Alexandra Brink is her namel FACULTY WORK Dr, L. J. Cole relinquished teaching the elementary Genetics Course this year E'aThuse other Departmental duties had increased to the p.int where he hAd insufficient time to devote to the course. Hd is still carrying on his research work with pigeons and doves. The Department is proud that its Chief has recently been mado Consulting Editor of the McGraw-Hill publications in the Agricultural Sciences. He was also this summer elected a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association. Dr. R. A, Brink, Professor of GeneticsA is working on the problems of develop- ing a means of dot5oting uncontrolled pollination in crossing fields and in devel- oping winter hardy, wilt resistant strains of alfalfa which have good seed setting capacity. He is also stuiying the physiological effects of plant colors in corn. Dr. M. R. Irwin, Associate Professor of Genetics, is teaching the elementary Genetics Courso, wh1ch is now Genetics 1 (4 cr., including laboratory) rather than 101, He is also making genetic studies of the biochemical characters in the red blood cells which differentiate species, principally dovos. Dr. G. H. Rioman, Associate Professor of Genetics, Horticulture and Plant Pathology, is studying the inheritance of scab resistance in the Irish potato. Dr. L. E, Casida, Assistant Professor of Genetics, is working on the physi- ology of reproduction in cows as related to breeding efficiency. Ho will teach a course next semester in the reproduction of farm animals, and he is at present with Dr. Dickarson teaching a Short Course class in animal brooding.
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