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Mendelian inheritance

Gregor Mendel, the German-speaking Augustinian monk who founded the modern science of genetics.

Mendelian inheritance is classical genetics.

History

The laws of inheritance were derived by Gregor Mendel, a nineteenth-century Austrian monk conducting hybridization experiments in garden peas (Pisum sativum) he planted in the backyard of the church.[1] Between 1856 and 1863, he cultivated and tested some 5,000 pea plants. From these experiments, he induced two generalizations which later became known as Mendel's Principles of Heredity or Mendelian inheritance. He described these principles in a two-part paper, Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden (Experiments on Plant Hybridization), that he read to the Natur

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