A theory of heredity proposed by Charles Darwin in which gemmules containing hereditary information from every part of the body coalesce in the gonads and are incorporated into the reproductive cells.
A former theory of heredity, that each body cell produces hereditary particles that circulate in the blood before collecting in the reproductive cells
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