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Michael J D White

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Influences  J. B. S. Haldane
Influenced by  J. B. S. Haldane
Alma mater  University of London
Name  Michael D.

Born  20 August 1910 London, United Kingdom (1910-08-20)
Institutions  University College London, University of Melbourne
Known for  important contributions to cytogenetics, speciation research, and evolutionary biology
Died  December 16, 1983, Canberra, Australia
Books  Animal cytology & evolution
Fields  Cytogenetics, Evolutionary biology

Notable awards  Linnean Medal (1983)

Michael James Denham White FRS (London, 20 August 1910 – Canberra, 16 December 1983) was a zoologist and cytologist.

White was educated at University College London from 1927. He later held the posts of Reader in Zoology at UCL, Professor of Zoology at the University of Texas, Professor of Zoology (1958–1964) and Professor of Genetics (1964–1975) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1961, and won the Linnaean Medal of the Linnaean Society of London in 1983.

White made important contributions to the development of cytology and cytogenetics. His work was influential in the study of speciation in biology.


  • White, M.J.D. (1937; 6th ed 1973). The chromosomes. Methuen, London. 
  • White, M.J.D. (1945; 4th ed 1973). Animal cytology and evolution. Cambridge University Press. 
  • White, M.J.D. (1978). Modes of speciation. Freeman. 
  • White M.J.D. and Webb G.C. Blattodea, Mantodea, Isoptera, Grylloblattodea, Phasmatodea, Dermaptera, and Embioptera. Borntraeger. ISBN 3-443-26005-5 (3-443-26005-5)
  • White M.J.D. (ed). Genetic mechanisms of speciation in insects. Symposia at the XIVth International Congress of Entomology, Canberra, Australia, 22–30 August 1972. Australian Academy of Science, Australian Entomological Society. Reidel. ISBN 90-277-0477-5 (90-277-0477-5)
  • References

    Michael J. D. White Wikipedia

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