Lysenkoism(redirected from Lysenko affair)
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A biological doctrine championed by Trofim Lysenko that maintained that environmentally induced traits could be inherited and that rejected the principles of genetics and natural selection.
(Genetics) a form of Neo-Lamarckism advocated by Lysenko, emphasizing the importance of the inheritance of acquired characteristics
Ly•sen•ko•ism(lɪˈsɛŋ koʊˌɪz əm)
a genetic doctrine formulated by Lysenko and asserting that acquired characteristics are inheritable.
the theories of the 20th-century Russian geneticist Trofim Lysenko, who argued that somatic and environmental factors have a greater influence on heredity than orthodox genetics has found demonstrable; now generally discredited.See also: Biology