The History of DNA

The History of DNA - Gregor Mendel Austrian monk Born in 1822 In monastery known for research and teaching After his death(1884 acknowledgment of

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Gregor Mendel Austrian monk Born in 1822 In monastery known for research and teaching After his death (1884) acknowledgment of his discoveries in 1900 Known as “The Father of Genetics“
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Mendel’s Pea Plants First scientist to describe how traits are inherited Looked at pea plants for 8 years He studied 9 generations of plants
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Mendel’s Observations He noticed that peas are easy to breed for pure traits and he called the pure strains purebreds. He developed pure strains of peas for seven different traits (i.e. tall or short, round or wrinkled, yellow or green, etc.) He crossed these pure strains to produce hybrids.
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Mendel’s Results Mendel crossed purebred tall plants with purebred short plants and the first generation plants were all tall. When these tall offspring were crossed the result was a ratio of 3 tall to 1 short.
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The Traits Mendel Looked At
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Dominant Trait Rule Strong Hereditary traits cover weak traits. Mendel called stronger traits
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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The History of DNA - Gregor Mendel Austrian monk Born in 1822 In monastery known for research and teaching After his death(1884 acknowledgment of

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