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14.2: Introduction to the Father of Genetics

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    Identify the impact of Gregor Mendel on the field of genetics and apply Mendel’s two laws of genetics

    Gregor Mendel is often referred to as the Father of Genetics. But just what did he do to earn this honorary title? In this outcome we’ll examine the work he did and how his work still impacts genetics today.

    What You’ll Learn to Do

    • Describe Mendel’s study of garden peas and hereditary
    • Understand how the inheritance of a genotype generates a phenotype
    • Apply the law of segregation
    • Apply the law of independent assortment

    Learning Activities

    The learning activities for this section include the following:

    • Mendel’s Experiments and Heredity
    • Characteristics and Traits
    • Laws of Inheritance
    • Heredity
    • Self Check: The Father of Genetics

    Contributors and Attributions

    CC licensed content, Original
    • Authored by: Shelli Carter and Lumen Learning. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution

    14.2: Introduction to the Father of Genetics is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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