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

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.
(12.) Keynes M (in press): The introduction of Mendelism into human genetics.
His second lecture was devoted to `heredity and eugenics' where he covered such topics as Weissman's germ-plasm theory, evolutionary theory, neo-Lamarckianism, Mendelism, Galtonism, Pearson's biometricism, positive, negative and preventive eugenics, including much detail on the `racial poisons' of alcohol and syphilis.
In his chapter "Mendelism," Lock writes: "The phenomenon of so-called reversion on crossing has long been familiar to biologists....
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.