Gregor Mendel: The Father Of Genetics . In This Paper I

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Gregor Mendel: The Father of Genetics
In this paper I will be talking about Gregor Johann Mendel, who revolutionized the way we think about DNA, heredity, and of course genetics. His early life, discovers, and education will be talked about in this paper. His influence on biology will be mentioned in this paper as well.

Gregor Johann Mendel was born into an Austrian family that had German descent in Hyncice, Austrian Empire. He was the son of Anton and Rosine Mendel. He had one older sister, Veronika, and one younger sister, Theresia. They lived and worked on a farm that the Mendel family had owned for at least 130 years. As a child, Mendel worked as a gardener and studied beekeeping. Later, when he was a young man, he attended the …show more content…

Mendel returned to his abbey in 1853 as a teacher of physics. He took the exam to become a certified teacher and failed the oral part again. He replaced Napp as the Abbot of the monastery in 1867.

After he became the abbot of the monastery, he stopped with his science work and experiments because he was consumed with his responsible as the abbot, especially when he disputed with the civil government when they tried to impose special taxes on the religious institutions.

Gregor Mendel conducted many experiments. He was inspired by his professors at the Palacky University in Olomouc, and his colleagues at the monastery to study variation in plants. C. F. Napp authorized Mendel for his investigation. Mendel conducted his studies in the monasteries 4.9 acres of experimental garden. Napp planted this garden originally. Unlike Nestler who studied hereditary traits in animals like sheep, Mendel focused on studying the hereditary traits of plants. After he initially experimented with pea plants, he settled on studying seven traits that seemed to inherit independently over other traits. Mendel focused on seed shape, which was angular or round. Between 1856 and 1863 Mendel experimented and tested some 28,000, most of those plants were pea plants. His studies showed that one in four pea plants had purebred recessive traits, two out of four were hybrid and one out the four were purebred dominant. These experiments

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