Genetics

learing about genetics

what is the study of genetics?

Genetics is the study of heredity in living organisms.

Who discovered Genetics and how did he do this?

Gregor Mendal discovered  the fundemental laws of inheritence through his experiments on pea plant. He discovered that genes come in pairs and are inherited as distinct units, one from each parent. Mendel tracked the segregation of parental genes and their appearance in the offspring as dominant or recessive traits. He recognized the mathematical patterns of inheritance from one generation to the next.

genetic terms

what are multiple allels and what are they used for

Any of a set of three or more alleles, or alternative states of a gene, only two of which can be present in a diploid organism.