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Gregor Mendel

Education And Training, Experiments On Peas, Laws Of Inheritance, Mendel's Scientific Legacy

Natural Scientist 1822-1884

Gregor Mendel laid the foundation for the modern understanding of inheritance with his experiments on transmission of traits in garden peas. The ideas he developed are still in use today, and his essential insights into the physical nature of inheritance led directly to the understanding of the gene as a physical entity within the cell.

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