Father of Genetics
About Gregor Mendel's Childhood
- Mendel was born July 22, 1822 into a poor German-speaking family of 6 people including him.
- He worked as a beekeeper where his interest in bees started.
- His parents put every penny to his education so he could go and get an education.
- His love for nature and his interest in science started his career in genetics.
- In school Mendel was proficient in science and his teacher noticed early on.
About Gregor Mendel's life as a monk
- He became a monk at a young age to continue his education.
- He went to back to school as a monk.
- Mendel took a teaching examination to become a teacher twice and he failed both times due to a nervous condition that affected his performance.
- Mendel created a mutant strain of honey bees that could produce large amounts of honey but were very aggressive and had to be destroyed.
- Because of the loyalty Mendel had for his religion he was appointed father of the monastery.
- His love for nature and his interest for science is what started his career in genetics.
- Mendel's work was not accepted by the scientific community because the scientist did not understand his work.
This is Gregor Mendel.
Mendel crossed and scored pea plants for 7 years before he was finally successful.
This chart shows how genetic traits are passed down through generation to generation and how recessive and dominant traits work.
After Gregor Mendel Died
- Mendel's research was published in 1865, but it was not until 30 years after he died that his work in genetics (pea plants and the bees).
- Around the 1900 scientists were studying the same topic of inheritance and some got the same results as mendel.
- Mendel died 61 at years old on January 6, 1884
- After Mendel died, the new father of the monastery had all of his research destroyed.