Genetics

Mendel's Experiments

Gregor Mendel

The father of modern day genetics

The Pea Experiment

In the pea experiment, Mendel shows certain traits can show up in offspring without the blending parent characteristics.

The Laws of Segregation and Independent assortment

These laws show that that the production of gametes is separated so that each offspring only acquires one factor from each parent, and are transported separately.

Mendels Three Conclusion

.The inheritance of each trait is determined by "units" or "factor", also known as genes, that are passed on to descendants unchanged.

. An individual inherits one such unit from each parent for each trait.

.A trait may not show up in an individual but can still be passed on to the next generation.