Experiments in Plant Hybridisation

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(4.6 stars; 11 reviews)

Gregor Mendel was an Augustinian monk in the St. Thomas monastery in Brno. His seminal paper "Experiments in Plant Hybridization" presents his results of studying genetic traits in pea plants. It is the ground breaking work on inheritance, being the first to differentiate between dominant and recessive genetic traits. His work was long ignored and deemed controversial, however, at its rediscovery at the turn to the 20th century, it earned Gregor Mendel the title "father of modern genetics". (Summary by Availle) (2 hr 13 min)


This is why Mendel is the father of genetics

(4 stars)

This is a fantastic work explaining genetics before we knew anything of DNA. The fact that Mendel was able to do so much with so little is impressive.