Gregor Mendel

Aidan Lindsay

Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel was a famous scientist who is said to be the father of modern genetics. He was one of the first to write a paper on genetics, and people used his paper as a foundation for modern genetics.

Early Life

He was excepted in to college but couldn't afford to continue. So he joined a monestary where as long as he did his priest work he could study as he wishes. After years of studying he took the teaching exams but sadly failed several times.

Experimental Design

He studied the heredity in hybrid pea plants. Like, how there are tall stem pea plants and short stem pea plants. He said heredity works like hybrid plants. He studied peas instead of other plants like trees because the grow faster.

Data

Gregor found out that some traits come more often than others. He came up with both the dominant and recessive traits. Mendel thought the dominant trait shows up more often than the recessive in a 3:1 ratio.

Reactions and foundation

Surprisingly enough, scientists did not give his paper a reaction. People only started to react to his paper years after his death. They then used his paper to found modern genetics, going back over his research and testing his data.

Vocabulary words

Dominant

Definition: The trait that the offspring can recieve that is the same as both the parents

Example: mom and dad both have brown hair and child has brown hair


Recessive

Definition: the trait that the offspring can recieve that is different from both the parents

Example: mom and dad both have brown hair and child has blonde hair


Co-dominant

Definition: the trait that the offspring can recieve that is the same as one of the parents

Example: one parent has brown hair while the other has blonde hair, child has brown hair