Gregor Mendel's Traits

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Gregor experimented things through his garden which may seem weird, but his main goal was to figure out the principles of heredity. He noticed that in pea plants different traits followed different patterns. It took him eight years to to study the edible peas. Mendel found out that dominant and recessive traits are passed from the parents to their offspring. He also found out that from each trait there is an organism that gets one gene from each of its parents. In a Punnett Square he called the white traits recessive and the purple traits dominant. Gregor Mendel is known as the “father of modern genetics.” He died of kidney disease at the age of 61.

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