Gregor Mendel

By Macie Funke

Description

One of the first person to study genetics

Early Years

Successes

  • Earned top marks in mathematics and science
  • Free study whatever he wished

Struggles


  • Needed money for his education
  • Failed multiple times

Experimental Design

Investigate pea plants with different kind seeds with yellow and green and expand the understanding of genetics

Facts/examples:

  1. He had one yellow and one green and it came out as an yellow

  2. He had 2 yellow and it came out yellows and greens


Data

  1. Seed shape

  2. Pod color

  3. Stem length

Seed shape: is it round or square etc. Pod color: green, red etc. Stem length: long, short etc.


Reactions

They identified a number of traits that follow the pattern of Mendelian inheritance and they copied it

Foundation

He experimented on pea plants and he could apply that to other organisms

Vocabulary

Dominant

Definition: A gene that will overpower another gene

Example: One parent has brown eyes and one parent has blue eyes and you have blue


Recessive

Definition: Gene that gets covered up by a dominant gene

Example: Your parents have brown eyes and you have blue eyes


CoDominant

Definition: Gene that is neither dominant nor recessive

Example: One parent has brown eyes and the other has blue and you have hazel