In what setting did Gregor Mendell do his research? Discuss Mendel's work, and its impact on modern biology

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Mendel's work was the start of the idea that traits of two parents were passed on to the offspring by genes and that there was a distinct ratio in which the traits combined. He simply noticed different varieties of the same plants and wanted to figure out what was happening. He...

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Mendel's work was the start of the idea that traits of two parents were passed on to the offspring by genes and that there was a distinct ratio in which the traits combined. He simply noticed different varieties of the same plants and wanted to figure out what was happening. He discovered that certain traits are dominant and others are recessive. He carried out controlled experiments crossing pea plants with given traits. He learned how to produce hybrids and purebreds with given characteristics. The impact of his studies  can not be expounded on in detail, due to limitation of time and space. But very briefly put, as we all know now, this work was generalized and is the basic foundation of heredity. His work is where we all start when we study or discuss heredity.

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