G. D. Karpechenko A group of 15 offprints in Russian a few inscribed and signed

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Title G. D. Karpechenko A group of 15 offprints in Russian a few inscribed and signed
Author Karpechenko, G. D.
Binding UNBOUND
Publisher Various, 1927-1938
Condition Very Good
Description Dated 1927-1938. Some are nibbled at edges, else good or better. All are in Russian, with most having Summaries in English. Ownership signature or stamps of Emmy Stein, Karl Sax, E. M. East, Lester W. Sharp, Carl Correns. ?He (Karpechenko) was arrested by the NKVD under the false grounds of belonging to an alleged "anti-Soviet group" centered on the well known Russian botanist Nikolai Vavilov who was his colleague at Leningrad. He was sentenced to death and executed on July 28, 1941. ?... G. D. Karpechenko specialized in plant cytology and created several hybrids. Among his contributions is his seminal work on allopolyploids, culminating in his creation of a fertile offspring of radishes and cabbages, the first instance of a new species obtained through polyploid speciation during experimental crossbreeding ? Wikipedia Botany. Soviet Science. *

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