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Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich Line breaks: Tro¦fim De|niso|vich Ly|senko
Pronunciation: /lɪˈsɛŋkəʊ/

Definition of Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich in English:

(1898–1976), Soviet biologist and geneticist. He was an adherent of Lamarck’s theory of evolution by the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Since his ideas harmonized with Marxist ideology he was favoured by Stalin and dominated Soviet genetics for many years.


Example sentences
  • When Vavilov in 1932 suggested holding the next Genetics Congress in Russia, this process of political intervention of Lysenkoism into the body of science was in its heyday.
  • Genetics in the USSR was in bad shape because of the preceding decades of Lysenkoism, and it was dangerous to complain publicly about life in the USSR.
  • The popularity of Lysenkoism is not hard to understand.
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