Yuri Filipchenko

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Yuri Filipchenko
Yuri Filipchenko
Citizenship Russian
Institutions Saint Petersburg State University
Doctoral students Theodosius Dobzhansky

Yuri Filipchenko (Russian: Юрий Филипченко; sometimes spelled Philipchenko) (1882 — 1930) was a Russian entomologist and coiner of the terms microevolution and macroevolution. Mentor of Theodosius Dobzhansky.[1] Though he himself was an orthogenetic he was one of the first scientists to incorporate the laws of Mendel into evolutionary theory and thus had great influence on The Modern Synthesis.

He established a genetics laboratory in Leningrad undertaking experimental work with Drosophila melanogaster. Theodosius Dobzhansky worked with him from 1924.


  1. ^ National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1997). Genetics and the origin of species: from Darwin to molecular biology, 60 years after Dobzhansky. National Academies Press. p. 7692. ISBN 0-309-05877-5.