Mendelian Inheritance - Mendelian Inheritance Gregor Mendel...

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Mendelian Inheritance Gregor Mendel is famous today but was relatively unknown outside Czechoslovakia in his lifetime. He was the first scientist to deduce clear and rational laws which could explain the process of inheritance. Unfortunately, few medical students are interested in the genetics of peas! However, it turns out that the rules which Mendel deduced from studies of peas are equally applicable to human inheritance and it is convenient to follow his train of logic beginning with characteristics determined by a single gene and moving on to the complications introduced by multiple genes. If you are interested to read a translation of his original paper then click here . Single gene Mendel began by collecting varieties of pea which differed from each other in clearly defined ways. The pea flower has anthers and a stamen which are very close together. It will self fertilise in normal cicumstances. It is possible to remove the anthers before they are ready to produce pollen and to cross fertilise the pea plant by
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