Gregor Mendel

by codee chamberes

Who was he?

Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk who discovered the basic principles of heredity through experiments in his garden. He is also know as the father of modern genetics.

Early years

A few successes he had were that he could study whatever he wished and he was recongnized as a gifted child. A few struggles he had were that his family was very poor and could not pass a teaching test.

Experimental Design

He studied heredity by experimenting with pea plants and Mendel tracked the segregation of parental genes.

Mendel's data

There was a 3 to 1 ratio with yellow to green pea genes. In his pea testing the yellow genes were dominant and the green genes were recessive. He also made a hybrid pea gene.

Reactions of other scientists

Some scientists did not fully under stand his work at the time he published it. 35 years later his work was rediscovered by three independent scientists.

Foundation

Mendels work is the fondation of the field of Genetics, because his work showed us how to make patterns of mendelian inheritance.

Vocabulary

Dominant traits - Trait that will alway apear in a person.

Codominant traits - A number of human traits are the result of 2 types of alleles that are equally dominant.

Recessive traits - Can be carried in a person's genes without appearing in that person.