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  • n. Plural form of pangene.


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  • De Vries wished to re - strict the hereditary elements, or pangenes as he called them, to the nucleus and the chromosomes, and also to limit their activities to the particular cell within which they might lie.


  • Since the pangenes were lim - ited to the cell and corresponded one to one with particular hereditary characteristics, and since they were always represented in full measure in the nucleus, the conceptual model developed by de Vries was con - sonant with the principle of the isolation of the germ - plasm and the noninheritance of acquired charac - teristics.


  • De Vries 'pangenes differ little from the conceptual genes of the twentieth century.


  • Can one fail to be struck by the profound similarity between these pangenes supposed to remain in the chromosomes and the current concept of genes composed of DNA


  • Unfortunately, the use of the term “pangenes” made everyone recall the speculative theory which


  • We may call these innermost representatives of the unit-characters pangenes, in accordance with Darwin's hypothesis of pangenesis, or give them any other name, or we may even wholly abstain from such theoretical discussion, and limit ourselves to the conception of the visible character-units.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • (deoxyribonucleic acid) and restricted to the chromo - somes, or on the other hand between the pangenes supposed to migrate into the cytoplasm in order to regulate development and to control the hereditary characteristics and the current views of messenger


  • The explanation offered for the sudden reappearnace of remote ancestral characters is so intimately connected with the whole system of heredity that it is impossible to do more than indicate that most writers on heredity seek this explanation in the transmission from generation to generation of unmodified heredity-bearing parts, gemmules (Darwin); pangenes (De

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne


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