"One doesn't go around broadcasting data on the variations of one's germ plasm," Brainard said.
The heredity block was a racial quantity, the germ plasm, but not just that.
The characteristics of this detached bit of germ plasm are interesting.
The germ plasm is a most interesting and remarkable substance.
I have mentioned only a few of the many diseases which affect the germ plasm unfavorably.
Are acquired powers transmitted to posterity, or is the germ plasm unaffected by its environment?
The first is by the direct influence upon the germ plasm of certain unknown external conditions.
But granting Weismann the necessary structure of the germ plasm, can germinal selection accomplish what is claimed for it?
The continuity of germ plasm (stirp of Galton), like Darwins selection, is a fact, not a theory.
To what extent food affects the germ plasm we remain somewhat in ignorance.
germ plasm n.
The cytoplasm of a germ cell, especially that part containing the chromosomes.
Germ cells as distinguished from other body cells.
Hereditary material; genes.