Lysenko the son of Denis and Oksana Lysenko was born to a peasant family in Karlivka Poltava Oblast Ukraine and attended the Kiev Agricultural Institute. Many had abandoned the farms altogether; many more waged resistance to collectivization by poor work quality and pilfering. By the late 1920s the Soviet political bosses had given their support to Lysenko.
September 17] 1898 – November 20 1976) was a Soviet biologist and agronmist of Ukrainian origin. Lysenko rejected Mendelian genetics in favor of the hybridization theories of Russian horticulturist Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin and adapted them to a pseudoscientific movement termed Lysenkoism. Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (Russian: Трофи́м Дени́сович Лысе́нко Ukrainian: Трохим Денисович Лисенко Trochym Denysovyč Lysenko) (September 29 [O.