Who is referred to as the father of modern genetics?
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Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics, performed a series of experiments on pea plants. Gregor Mendel, a 19th century Augustinian monk, is called the father of modern genetics. Mendel use pea plants in his research and observed that pea plants had several distinguishing physical features, such as pea plant size and color, that were governed by two alleles ( or forms of genes). Mendel discovered that certain characteristics of pea plants were dominant over others. These characteristics are governed by units, later found to be genes. The differences in characteristics come from different forms of genes called alleles.
- 06 Dec 2017 @ 08:26