mendelism


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men·del·ism

(men'del-izm),
The hereditary principles of single gene traits derived from laws set forth by Gregor Mendel.

Mendelism

(mĕn′dl-ĭz′əm) also

Mendelianism

(mĕn-dē′lē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The theoretical principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel; Mendel's laws.

mendelism

[men′dəliz′əm]
Etymology: Gregor J. Mendel, Austrian geneticist, 1822-1884
the concept of inheritance derived from the application of Mendel's laws. Also called mendelianism. mendelian, adj.

mendelism

An obsolete term for:
(1) Mendelian genetics; 
(2) Mendelian inheritance;
(3) Mendelian law;
(4) Mendelian principles;
(5) Mendelian theory.
 
The differences among terms related to the work of Gregor Mendel (regarded as the father of genetics) reflect context and semantics.
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The rediscovery of the Mendelism, which changed plant breeding "from a practical 'art' into a 'science,'" significantly stimulated the emerging private seed business.
Central to this campaign was the promotion of the synthetic theory of evolution - that blend of Darwinism and Mendelism to be found in Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species - and part of this promotion centered on the upgrading of the lowest of the low: taxonomy.
The synthetic theory of evolution, combining Mendelism and Darwinism, revived natural selection, functionalism, and individualism.
Furthermore, Mendelism marked a paradigm shift, scientifically dividing generations of breeders.
Though the ban was brief and Lysenkoism, as a leading biological doctrine, was eventually deposed in favour of Mendelism, Lysenkoism remains a paradigmatic example of pernicious political interference in science.
1) Lindley Darden, "William Bateson and the Promise of Mendelism," Journal of the History of Biology 10 (1977): 87-106.