Biography Of Gregor Mendel


Gregor Mendel (1822 – 1884)

Augustinian Friar, Abbot, Gregor Mendel is most well-known for his pioneering work in genetics and plant breeding. His experiments with different pea varieties illustrated the laws of heredity and genetics. These laws were later very influential in the development and improvement of animal and plant species. Mendel was the first to emphasize the importance of dominant and recessive genes. This explains why certain traits, such as color, can be lost over time but later appear.

Mendel published his work in 1866. However, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that his laws were rediscovered. He was then widely known in the scientific community. His Augustinian Friar publication of his results was met with little interest and his significance was lost on most of his contemporaries. Mendel was a pioneer of his time.

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