Gregor Mendel

By Tamryn Washington

GREGOR MENDEL: One of the first and most important scientist to discover Heredity.

EARLY YEARS- SUCCESSES

  • Was recognized as a gifted child in grade school
  • Graduated from school with honors

EARLY YEARS- STRUGGLES

  • He was not very wealthy
  • Mendel couldn't pass very tough exams and failed many times

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Gregor crossed different colors of pea plants for research. He wanted to use pea plants because of their purity and more easily observable characteristics. Mendel tried changing the color of the pea plants.

SPECIFIC DATA

  • Gregor's question: How many different forms would result from the random fertilization of two kinds of pea plants?
  • There were less green plants
  • There were more yellow plants


This data shows that the yellow pea plants are dominant, and green pea plants are Recessive. The gene of them staying the form of a pea plant, means the pea plant gene is CoDominant.

REACTIONS FROM THE SCIENTISTS

Scientists did not understand how the experiments with pea plants could be applied to other organisms. The scientists rediscovered Mendel's work and some even replicated Mendel's experiments and got the same conclusions.

FOUNDATION

Scientists have identified a number of traits that follow the pattern of Mendelian inheritance, but not all genetics are as simple as the traits described by Mendel. Even so, Gregor is the foundation of understanding genetics and the reason Mendel is viewed as the father of modern genetics.

CONCLUSION

Scientists rediscovered Mendel's work and some even replicated Mendel's experiments and got the same conclusions, proving Mendel's discoveries are correct.

SOURCES

"Recessive." The Free Dictionary. Farlex, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.


"The Definition of Codominant." Dictionary.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.


"Gregor Mendel - Google Search." Gregor Mendel - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.


"Gregor Mendel - Google Search." Gregor Mendel - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.


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