Gregory Mendel: The Father of Modern Genetics Essay

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Today, I am going to tell you about a very important man in health care history. This man’s name is Gregory Mendel. Gregory Mendel is known as the “father of modern genetics.” I’ll explain why a little later. For now, let’s find out more about Gregory Mendel. Gregory Mendel was born on July 22, 1822. He was born on his family’s farm in Austria. He had two sisters, Veronica and Theresia. His parents were Anton and Rosine Mendel. Throughout his younger years, up til he was eleven, Mendel grew up on the farm. A local schoolmaster was greatly impressed by his aptitude for education and learning. Mendel was always doing something that involved using problem solving or experimentations. The local schoolmaster recommended that Mendel be…show more content…
Around 1854, Mendel began to Mendel began to research the transmission of hereditary traits in plant hybrids. At the time of his studies, it was generally accepted that the hereditary traits of the offspring of any species were merely the diluted blending of whatever traits were present in the “parents.” He used pea plants for most of his experiments. He would cross plants with opposite characteristics. Such as smooth with wrinkled, tall with short, those containing green seeds with yellow seeds and so on. After analyzing his results, he concluded the laws of inheritance. Which simply meant that dominant and recessive traits were randomly passed on from parents to their offspring, traits were passed on independently from other parental traits and that an organism with alternate forms of a gene will express the dominant trait. Those three conclusions turned out to be three very important laws that we still use as of today. Those laws are the Law of Segregation, Law of Independent Assortment and the Law of Dominance. As you can see, Mendel was a very hard-working man throughout his lifetime. He made important discoveries that went down in history and are still used today. He changed many previous conclusions and supported them with an adequate amount of research and data. His systems of the laws proved to be of general application and are now the foundational principles of biology. Mendel will forever be
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