By Team Aakash Byju's | 31st January 2023

Who Had Proposed the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance?

Let’s check who proposed the chromosomal theory of inheritance.

Sutton and Boveri proposed the chromosomal theory of inheritance in 1903.

According to this theory, the inheritance of chromosomes followed the same pattern of inheritance of genes as per the Mendelian laws of inheritance.

Mendelian laws of inheritance

Chromosomes contain genes and during Anaphase I of Meiosis I, homologous chromosomes split.

Anaphase I of Meiosis I

This results in the segregation of alleles of a gene affecting a particular characteristic.