mayr, ernst walter

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Mayr   (mī'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
German-born American zoologist who synthesized Gregor Mendel's theories of inheritance with Charles Darwin's natural selection theory to develop the concept of speciation, which expanded scientific understanding of the formation of species and how they adapt to their their environment.
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