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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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