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The National Pattern of Lysenkoism in Romania


Lysenkoism as a practice, theory and ideology was introduced in Romania in 1949, as part of the structural changes of the scientific institutions, namely the subordination of the Romanian Academy to the communist state. Beyond the similarity with other countries of the Eastern bloc, the original trend in the case of Romania was the interference between Lysenkoism and the neo-Lamarckian context, strongly represented before World War II in biology and agronomy. This explains the fact that Romanian scientists maintained references to Michurin until the early 1970s, long after the official introduction of genetics. The national pattern of Lysenkoism focused on the continuity of the Romanian science.

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hal-02564833 , version 1 (06-05-2020)



Cristiana Pavie, William Lambert, Nikolai Krementsov. The National Pattern of Lysenkoism in Romania. The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, 2, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp.73-102, 2017, Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology book series (PSHST), 978-3-319-39178-6. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-39179-3⟩. ⟨hal-02564833⟩
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