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Mendelian Genetics: Gregor Mendel's Principles

Discuss in a brief narrative Mendel's (Gregor Mendel, often called the "father of genetics") principles, how he derived them, and what they mean to the world today.

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1. Discuss in a brief narrative Mendel's (Gregor Mendel, often called the "father of genetics") principles, how he derived them, and what they mean to the world today.

Briefly, Mendel carried out several breeding experiments with pea plants so that he could observe inheritance patterns in up to two generations a year. Mendel's observations from these experiments resulted in formulating two principles:

1. The principle of segregation
2. The principle of independent assortment

The principle of segregation states that for "any particular trait, the pair of alleles of each parent separate and only one allele passes from each parent on to an offspring. Which allele in a parent's pair ...

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