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Experiments in Plant Hybridisation

Gregor Mendel

1. 01 Introductory Remarks
2. 02 Selection of the Experimental Plants
3. 03 Division and Arrangement of the Experiments
4. 04 The Forms of the Hybrids
5. 05 The First Generation Bred from the Hybrids
6. 06 The Second Generation bred from the Hybrids
7. 07 The Subsequent Generations bred from the Hybrids
8. 08 The Offspring of Hybrids in which Several Differentiating Characters are Associated
9. 09 The Reproductive Cells of the Hybrids
10. 10 Experiments with Hybrids of Other Species of Plants
11. 11 Concluding Remarks

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Summary

Gregor Mendel (1822 - 1884) was an Augustinian monk in the St. Thomas monastery in Brno. His seminal paper "Experiments on Plant Hybridization" presents his results of studying genetic traits in pea plants. It is the ground breaking work on inheritance, being the first to differentiate between dominant and recessive genetic traits. His work was long ignored and deemed controversial, however, at its rediscovery at the turn to the 20th century, it earned Gregor Mendel the title "father of modern genetics".