Gregor Mendel

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  • Created on: 14-03-19 21:12

The work of Gregor Mendel

  • Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk who trained in maths and natural history at the university of Vienna.
  • On his garden plot at the monastery in the mid 19th century, Mendel noted how characteristics in plants were passed on from one generation to the next. 
  • The results of his research were published in 1866 and eventually became the foundation of modern genetics.
  • Mendel bred tall and dwarf pea plants and took note of the expressed characteristic. 
  • He also realised genes could come from a grandparent (hereditary genes).
  • Mendel had shown that the height characteristic in peas was determined by separately inherited 'hereditary units' passed on from each parent. The ratios of tall and dwarf plants in the offspring showed that the unit for tall plants, T…


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