Founder of Genetics
Mendel never gave up!
Dominant: a trait that overpowers the other traits
Example: A widow's peak is a dominant trait.
Recessive: A trait that is covered up by a dominant trait.
Example: Having a hitch-hiker's thumb is a recessive trait.
Co-Dominant: A trait that is neither dominant or recessive.
Example: White and chestnut coats are co-dominant traits in horses.
He also found that round plants were dominant over angular plants. During his experiment there were 5,474 round plants and 1,850 angular plants.