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Vavilov Institute of General Genetics

  1. Marina Yu Sorokina

Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003633



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Sorokina, M. Y. 2009. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics. eLS. .

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  1. Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2009


The article presents the origin, institutional and scientific development, structure and staff of the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, the Russian Academy of Sciences. It focuses on the tragic fate of genetics in the Soviet Union during Staline's regime and on efforts of the Institute's founder – academician Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (1887–1943) and his followers to promote an international level genetic studies within the Institute.


  • general genetics;
  • Russian Academy of Sciences