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Walter Stanborough Sutton (April 5, 1877 – November 10, 1916) was an American geneticist and physician whose most significant contribution to present-day biology was his theory that the Mendelian laws of inheritance could be applied to chromosomes at the cellular level of living organisms. This is now known as the Boveri-Sutton chromosome theory .

Walter Sutton , in full Walter Stanborough Sutton , also called Walter S. Sutton , (born 1877, Utica , New York , U.S.—died November 10, 1916, Kansas City , Kansas), U.S. geneticist who provided the first conclusive evidence that chromosomes carry the units of inheritance and occur in distinct pairs.