From problems in plant breeding to controversy in genetics
"Two directions in genetics" : the Congress of December
Against bourgeois ideology in science
Lysenko takes over
Concluding discussion : why did it happen?
Ukrainian agronomist T D Lysenko (1898-1976) was the leader of an influential Soviet agrobiological school that rejected standard genetics and instead promoted a brand of pseudoscience that held sway among Soviet biologists for over twenty-five years. Based on archival materials not previously accessible, "The Lysenko Effect" is both a valuable contribution to the history of science and an instructive case study in the ways in which ideals of social progress can skew the results of objective science in any society. (source: Nielsen Book Data)