Founder of Genetics
- Got high marks in school
- Was accepted into the University of Olomouc
- His family was poor
- He spoke a different language at home than he did at school
1. Mendel crossed a yellow seeded plant and a green seeded plant and it came out with a yellow seeded plant
2.He crossed two of the new yellow seeded plants and got a couple of green plants
3.Two of the new green plants could not make a yellow plant
What this means
The yellow gene is dominant but the green gene is still there. So, when you crossbreed a yellow and green plant you will always get a yellow plant but if you cross the new green and yellow plants there is a chance you will get a green plant instead of a yellow plant.
Definition: A gene that will overpower another gene
Example: In Mendel's experiment the yellow was the dominant gene so it showed over the green.
Definition:A gene that gets covered up by another gene
Example: In Mendel's experiment the green was the recessive gene so it got covered up by the yellow gene.
Definition:A gene that is neither dominant or recessive (Both genes would show up)
Example: Some flowers have a codominant trait in them so they will have two colors in the pedals.