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Gregor Johann, Austrian geneticist, 1822-1884.
Mendel first law - factors that affect development retain their individuality from generation to generation, do not become contaminated when mixed in a hybrid, and become sorted out from one another when the next generation of gametes is formed. Synonym(s): law of segregation
Mendel second law - different hereditary factors assort independently when the gametes are formed. Synonym(s): law of independent assortment
mendelian character - an inherited character under the control of a single locus.
mendelian inheritance - inheritance in which stable and undecomposable characters controlled by a single genetic locus are transmitted over many generations. Synonym(s): alternative inheritance
mendelian ratio - the ratio of progeny with a particular phenotype or genotype expected in accordance with Mendel law among the offspring of matings specified as to genotype or phenotype.
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Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk, conducted the famous experiments we learn about in high school biology using generations of pea plants; he found some of the answers Darwin sought (Weiling, 1991).
Today, it's practically a law that whenever you use the name Gregor Mendel, you must append to it the phrase "the father of genetics.
He was outgoing and energetic, compared with Gregor Mendel, who was more reticent and self-effacing.
The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics by Robin Marantz Henig, 292 pages, Mariner Books, $14.
As the director says, the first halt of the hook describes the life and work of Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk in Moravia: the second halt details how that same work became the foundation of modern genetics 35 years later.
D Gregor Mendel discovers traits are inherited through discrete, independent units (genes) and in specific, predictable patterns.
The final chapter tells what happened after Darwin's death in 1882, including the Scopes trial and the work of Gregor Mendel.
Key Words: Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, theory of evolution, genetics.
A tree geneticist trained in the science of tree breeding understands more than just the principles of population genetics established by Gregor Mendel 150 years ago (remember those peas from biology class).
Examining the heroic - but misinterpreted - adventures of, amongst others, the likes of Gregor Mendel, Charles Darwin and Alexander Fleming.
This Scottish botanist wandered through the Cottage Grove area in 1826 collecting plant specimens: (a) John James Audubon, (b) David Douglas, (c) Gregor Mendel.
This is a celebrated footnote in the history of science: unaware of the concurrent researches of the Austrian monk Gregor Mendel, Darwin had no concept of the genetic laws of heredity.