Gregor Mendel

The founder of Genetics

Gregor Mendel Description

He was very smart but struggled with passing his final exam in school. Gregor Mendel is also called the father of Genetics.

Early Years

Gregor Mendel succeeded in the field of genetics by being one of the greatest genetics scientists ever, and in the monastery by becoming a monk. He struggled with his final exam in scool and with getting money because his family was poor.

Experimental Design

Gregor Mendel studied pea plants by testing and seeing how they make different hybrids.

He harvested 8,023 peas out of those, 6,022 were yellow and the other 2,001 were green.

When Mendel crossed 2 yellow pods a couple would be green but the majority of the pods would be yellow when he crossed 1 yellow and 1 green pod they would all be yellow which meant that the yellow was more dominant.


1. The ratio of a round or angular seed shape is 2.959:1 with round being the dominant, and the angular is recessive.

2. The ratio of pod colors green and yellow are 2.816:1 green being more dominant, and the yellow is recessive.

3. The long stem length is dominant, while the short is recessive. the ratio is 2.841:1

Scientists reactions

Scientist didn't really react at first other then really not knowing what to say or do because they were so confused, and didn't understand what he was trying to get across.


He is viewed by many as the father of genetics.

He was also the first person to use genetics.


  • Dominant- Gene that will overpower another gene. Example: eye color
  • CoDominant- Gene that is neither dominant or recessive. Example: Athleticism
  • Recessive- Gene that gets covered up by another gene. Example: color of skin