Fr. Gregor Mendel Father of Genetics 1822 - 1884

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  • Fr. Gregor MendelFather of Genetics 1822 - 1884

  • Pre-Mendelian Ideas on InheritanceBlendingHomunculus

  • Homunculus

  • Why was Mendel Successful?Good Research Organism (pea plant)* Small, easy to grow in large numbers* short life cycle could test several generations* Could cross or self-pollinate

  • Could cross or self-pollinate(Why was this important????)

  • Why was Mendel Successful?Good Research Organism (pea plant)* Small, easy to grow in large numbers* short life cycle could test several generations* Could cross or self-pollinate* Were politically correct (Explain!)

  • Why was Mendel Successful?Good Research Organism (pea plant)Had good math/statistical backgroundPicked good pairs of traits to study: ex: Tall/short ex: (find for HW!)

  • Mendels ExperimentsExperiment #1Created pure breeding tall plantsCreated pure breeding short plants

  • Experiment #1 (cont)Crossed pure tall x pure short

  • Experiment #1 (cont)Crossed two F1 plants (Monohybrid Cross!)

  • Now we know.

  • Now we know.

  • Mendels LawsLaw/Principle of DominanceLaw/Principle of SegregationPrinciple of Independent Assortment

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