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American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)

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Recent research (Anderson & Johnson 2008, 2009) has treated clinal trends relating to proboscis length and body size in the nemestrinid species Prosoeca ganglbaueri Lichtwardt, 1910, and suggests that flowertube length was a significant predictor of fly proboscis length, but that altitude and body size may also influence proboscis length.
Due to the dendritic arrangement and clinal variation of most of the longleaf stands across the landscape, this study did not attempt to correlate stand size and avian community characteristics.
Decades of archaeological research have established that there was a clinal west-east pattern of settlement with accompanying 'distance decay' in ceramics (Green 1978, 1979; Kirch 1997).
No clinal variation in Cunninghamia lanceolata wood density sampled from thirteen Chinese provinces.
Similarly, in a complex of rock-art shelters, it would be unconventional to record only evidence from one shelter when there were five more within close proximity--and a clinal evidence of stone artefacts between this and a nearby claypan open site.
Sample sizes from adjoining counties representing an interface between contiguous ecogeographic regions of the Cross Timbers (Jack, Stephens and Young counties, n = 34) and the Rolling Plains (Archer and Wichita counties, n = 47) permitted an examination of the extent of any clinal variation in antler development and skull size of respective populations of Odocoileus virginianus.
Clinal variation and morphology of woodrats (Neotoma) of the eastern United States.
The eight putative subspecies of tigers previously recognized are considered here to represent clinal variation and thus not true subspecies; the evidence suggests that tigers are too genetically close to warrant distinction and that tiger range has been contiguous across Asia during the past 10,000 years.
Age and growth of the bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo with notes on clinal variation.
The subspecies of Gambel's Quail were based largely on minor variations in plumage coloration and geography (Madge and McGowan 2002) and likely represent sporadic sampling of smooth clinal variation rather than distinct, phenotypically diagnosable units.
Spatial and temporal variations in instar structure are associated with regional and clinal variations in size at maturity in male and female Chionoecetes opilio and Chionoecetes bairdi, suggesting that prevailing temperatures and population density of crabs on the seafloor may explain, in part, the observed plasticity in size at terminal molt through their combined effect on growth (Somerton 1981, Orensanz et al.
The line has been positioned for illustrative purposes, and in reality the variation is evidently more clinal than categorical.
The King and Pate (1992) study found indications of clinal variation in mean heterozygosity and in alleles of the aspartate aminotransferase-2 locus, indicating possible adaptation to environmental gradients on the Texas coast (King and Zimmerman, 1993).
Y-chromosomal diversity in Europe is clinal and influenced primarily by geography, rather than by language.
Clinal patterns have been observed in other reptiles through these regions as well (Grismer et al.