Gregor Mendel

father of modern genetics

Early Years

Gregor Mendel was a poor farmer that wanted to be a teacher. He got top marks in school and was accepted into a good university. Sadly he failed the teaching test four times.


Experimental Design

Gregor studied genetics using pea plants. Some examples include, the green pod was a dominant trait and, the long stem was a dominant trait.

Specific Data

There were 3 round pea plants to every 1 odd shaped.

There were 3 green pea pods to every 1 yellow.

There were 3 long pea plants to every 1 short.

reactions

At the time few people cared about his experiments as they thought they already knew it.

Vocabulary

Dominant

a gene that will overpower another gene

Recessive

a gene that gets covered up be another gene

CoDominant

a gene that is nether Recessive nor Dominant