Gregor Mendel

What did Gregor Mendel study to develop the rules for genetic traits?


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Around 1857, Gregor Mendel began breeding green peas to study inheritance. Although heredity was still unknown at the time, Mendel was curious about the subject. Mendel worked with green peas because they were simple to test, produced large numbers of offspring, and had different variety of traits. Mendel discovered that when he bred two true-breeding peas: one purple and one white (a purple flower's offspring will always turn out purple) produced offspring of purple flowers (why was it only purple and not white?) because the trait for a purple color for peas is more dominant. Then he decides to breed those new purple flowers. Mendel found a 3 to 1 ratio of purple and white flowers. This led to two laws from Mendel: the law of segregation and the law of independent assortment.
He studied the effects genetics had on the colors of the flowers of a plant.

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Gregor Mendel discovered the concept of recessive and dominant traits in genetics. His pea plant experiment was the first experiment into genetic traits. He is known as the father of genetics.

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Mendel worked with genetics, tracing dominant and recessive traits. He's famous for breeding peas and tracking which traits were inherited and visible, and which traits were inherited but not visible.Gregor mendel did experiments, such as cross polintation. which he used pea plants to do this with.Hope this Helped :) good luck

Gregor Mendel was the first scientist to study inherited traits.

Gregor Mendel is often called the father of genetics for his study of the inheritance of traits in pea plants and was known for discovering genetics.

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