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The wild type as concept and in experimental practice: A history of its role in classical genetics and evolutionary theory

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Wild types in genetics are specialised strains of laboratory experimental organism which principally serve as standards against which variation is measured. As selectively inbred lineages highly isolated from ancestral wild populations, there appears to be little wild or typical about them. I will nonetheless argue that they have historically been successfully used as stand-ins for nature, allowing knowledge produced in the laboratory to be extrapolated to the natural world. In this paper, I ...

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10.1016/j.shpsc.2017.03.006

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University of Oxford
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UAS
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Temporary Staffing Service
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Elsevier
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Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences More from this journal
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63
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15-27
Publication date:
2017-04-03
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2017-03-16
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1369-8486
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English
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1178414
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2021-05-25

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