Biography of Gregor Mendel

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Biography of Gregor Mendel Gregor Mendel is considered the father of the discipline of Genetics. It is ironic that he bears this exposition, because Gregor Mendel never used the term gene or genetics in his life. It was not until 1905, twenty-one year after Mendel's death, that William Bateson baptized Mendel's work as genetics. Like many brilliant minds before him, Mendel was ahead of his era; his findings were ignored for nearly thirty years. Gregor was of peasant upbringings; his father was a farmer. He was born on July 22,1822, in Heinzendorf (now Hyncice, Czech Republic) and raised in German-speaking Silesia. At the young age of twenty-one, he joined an Austrian order in the Monastery of Brunn, Monrovia. There he became a monk and a high school substitute teacher. Later He attended the University of Vienna, where he studied mathematics and science. It was at the Monastery during his leisure time that he became an amateur scientist. During 1856 to 1861, Mendel raised over 28,000 varieties of edible pea plants (Pisum sativum), which he was testing for the tra...

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