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DCP-LETT-10054

From Rudolph Riemann1   9 July 1875

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Summary

Professional sheep-breeder interested in laws of inheritance reports his crosses between Serinus hortulanus and Dryospiza canaria. Seeks to make a new species. Crosses carried out with animals varying in their proportion of Serinus and Dryospiza parentage. Confirms Prosper Lucas’ law as given in Origin, ch. 9, with exception that strong individuals exhibit prepotency.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10054
From
Riemann, Rudolph
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Zell am See
Source of text
DAR 176: 157, 157/1
Physical description
3pp (German) †, 2pp

Summary

Professional sheep-breeder interested in laws of inheritance reports his crosses between Serinus hortulanus and Dryospiza canaria. Seeks to make a new species. Crosses carried out with animals varying in their proportion of Serinus and Dryospiza parentage. Confirms Prosper Lucas’ law as given in Origin, ch. 9, with exception that strong individuals exhibit prepotency.

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10054,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10054

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