The Gregor Mendel Project
Farther of Modern Genetics
Early Years Successes & Struggles
1. Recognized as a gifted child in grade school
2. Accepted into the University of Olomouc
1. Spoke a different language at home than he did at school
2. Parents could not afford his schooling
Gregor Mendel researched pea plants because of their purity and easily observable characteristics. He also carried out an experiment to see if he could predict the number of long and short stem pea plants that would result when he crossed them together.
Recessive: Gene that gets covered up by a dominant gene. An example would be blue eyes in humans.
CoDominant: Gene that is neither dominant or recessive. An example would be ABO blood types in humans.