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  Gregor Mendel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gregor Johann Mendel (July 22, 1822 January 6, 1884) was an Austrian monk who is often called the "father of genetics" for his study of the inheritance of traits in pea plants.
Gregor Mendel was inspired by both his professors at university and his colleagues at the monastery to study variation in plants.
Bust of Mendel at Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno, Czech Republic.
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 Mendel, Gregor Johann. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Mendel was the first to fashion, by means of a controlled pollination technique and careful statistical analysis of his results, a clear, analytic picture of heredity.
Briefly summarized, as we understand it today by means of the science of genetics, the Mendelian system states that an inherited characteristic is determined by the combination of a pair of hereditary units, or genes, one from each of the parental reproductive cells, or gametes.
The law of segregation (Mendel’s first law) states that in the process of the formation of the gametes (see meiosis) the pairs separate, one going to each gamete, and that each gene remains completely uninfluenced by the other.
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 Mendel, Gregor Johann - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Mendel, Gregor Johann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mendel formulated two laws now recognized as fundamental laws of heredity: the law of segregation and the law of independent assortment of characters.
Mendel concluded that each parent plant contributes a ‘factor’ to its offspring for determining a particular trait.
Mendel was born in Heinzendorf (now Hyncice in the Czech Republic), and entered the Augustinian monastery in Brünn, Moravia (now Brno, Czech Republic) in 1843.
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 Mendel medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gregor Johann Mendel Exhibit illustrating his life and scientific contributions in the field of biology and genetics, and the history of the Mendel Medal Award presented at Villanova University.
Johann Gregor Mendel Essay discusses the reasons why his discoveries were ignored for thirty five years.
Gregor Mendel A selection of links to articles and essays from Ira Pilgrim, a retired cancer biologist.
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Mendel, however, in addition to the multiplicity of his duties as abbot, became involved in a lengthy controversy with the Government which absorbed his attention and embittered the last years of his life.
Mendel's experiments, on which his fame rests, were commenced while he was still a novice, and carried out in the large gardens attached to his monastery.
Mendel himself, though grievously disappointed at the neglect of his views, never lost confidence in them, and was wont to exclaim to his friends, "Meine Zeit wird schon kommen".
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 The Exhibition On-Line
The exhibition "Gregor Mendel" is based on "The Genius of Genetics, a celebration of Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) through science and art".
Mendel's own systematic experiments on pea plants were started in 1856 in the Abbey's greenhouse.
The concepts he established in 1865 came to be known universally as Mendel's laws of heredity, and the man himself came to be regarded as the "father of genetics".
www.mendel-museum.org /eng/1online   (605 words)

 Gregor Mendel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gregor Johann MENDEL was an Austrian monk and biologist whose work on heredity became the basis of the modern theory of genetics.
Mendel discovered that by crossing tall and short parent plants he got hybrid offspring that resembled the tall parent rather than being a medium height blend.
Mendel successfully produced a hybrid strain of bees which produced excellent honey, however, they were so vicious they stung everybody around for miles and had to be destroyed.
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 Science, civilization and society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mendel was interested in the process involved in plant breeding, a millennia-old practice that was until then entirely based on empiricism.
Mendel manually cross-pollinated the varieties to produce several generations of hybrids and observed how the specific traits were transferred from generation to generation.
Mendel's second discovery was that some genes, which he called dominant gametes, suppressed the action of others, which he called recessive gametes The purple-flower gene, for example, is dominant, while the white-flower gene is recessive, which explained why the first generation of hybrids had only purple flowers.
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 Gregor Johann Mendel — 1822-1884.
Gregor Johann Mendel, founder of Genetics, was born on 22nd July, 1822, to Anton and Rosine Mendel at the village of Heinzendorf bei Odrau in Austrian Silesia (now in the Czech Republic).
Gregor was an intelligent student at the village school and, at the age of 11, was sent on to Leipnik.
Mendel proved to be extremely successful at his teaching at the technical school, both for his instructional skills and his treatment of the students.
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 Villanova University - Gregor Mendel
Mendel demonstrated that the appearance of different characters in heredity followed specific laws which could be determined by counting the diverse kinds of offspring produced from particular sets of crosses.
Mendel was not able to replicate his findings as the hawkweed reproduces asexually from diploid tissue in the ovary (apomixis), producing clones of the parent.
Mendel, alone among the monastery superiors, vigorously contested the tax and refused to recognize the validity of the law.
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 Gregor Mendel (1822-1884)
Mendel, the first person to trace the characteristics of successive generations of a living thing, was not a world-renowned scientist of his day.
Mendel's brilliant performance at school as a youngster encouraged his family to support his pursuit of a higher education, but their resources were limited, so Mendel entered an Augustinian monastery, continuing his education and starting his teaching career.
From his studies, Mendel derived certain basic laws of heredity: hereditary factors do not combine, but are passed intact; each member of the parental generation transmits only half of its hereditary factors to each offspring (with certain factors "dominant" over others); and different offspring of the same parents receive different sets of hereditary factors.
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 Gregor Mendel - Father of Genetics
Mendel was well aware that there were certain preconditions that had to be carefully established before commencing investigations into the inheritance of characteristics.
Mendel's findings allowed other scientists to simplify the emergence of traits to mathematical probability (While mixing one trait always resulted in a 3:1 ratio between dominant and recessive phenotypes, his experiments with two traits showed 9:3:3:1 ratios).
Mendel's ideas on heredity and evolution were diametrically opposed to those of Darwin and his followers (although neither Mendel nor Darwin knew of the other’s work).
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 GREGOR MENDEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gregor Johann Mendel (22 juli 1822 - 6 januari 1884) was een Oostenrijks/Tsjechisch monnik met belangstelling voor de biologie.
Gregor Mendel werd geboren in Heinzendorf, Oostenrijk (tegenwoordig Tsjechië)
In 1900 werd zijn werk herontdekt door Hugo de Vries, Carl Correns en Erich von Tschermak, en sinds die tijd is Mendels naam een begrip geworden in de genetica en de biologie.
www.thumpershollow.com /encyclopedia/G/Gregor_Mendel   (227 words)

 Biographie de Mendel
Johann Gregor Mendel naît le 22 juillet 1822 à Heisendorf, petit village de Moravie, dans une famille de paysans encore sous le joug féodal.
Mendel accepte l’offre et c’est ainsi qu’à vingt et un an, il choisit "une place dans la société qui lui épargne les rudesses de la lutte pour la vie".
Mendel, après dix années de travaux minutieux, a ainsi posé les bases théoriques de la génétique et de l’hérédité moderne.
www.infoscience.fr /histoire/portrait/mendel.html   (1121 words)

 Gregor Mendel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gregor Johann Mendel was born on July 22, 1822, in Heizendorf, Austria.
By tracing these characteristics, Mendel discovered three basic laws which governed the passage of a trait from one member of a species to another member of the same species.
Mendel's work and theories, later became the basis for the study of modern genetics, and are still recognized and used today.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/biography/klmno/mendel_gregor.html   (435 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search View - Gregor Mendel
Mendel was born on July 22, 1822, to a peasant family in Heinzendorf (now Hynčice, Czech Republic).
As a result of years of research in population genetics, investigators were able to demonstrate that Darwinian evolution can be described in terms of the change in gene frequency of Mendelian pairs of characteristics in a population over successive generations.
Mendel's later experiments with the hawkweed Hieracium proved inconclusive, and because of the pressure of other duties he ceased his experiments on heredity by the 1870s.
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 BIOGRAPHY REPORT 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1843 Mendel still kept his goal of being a teacher and at the age of 21, he joined the monastery of St. Thomas in Brunn (currently Bruno, Czechoslovakia).
Mendel's work and theories were accepted by contemporary scientists because he was a monk.
Mendel was an important biologist, however, if he never existed or had done his expirments, I think scientist wouldn't have starrted cloning until the late 2000's or 2100's.
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Web exhibit illustrating the life and scientific contributions of Gregor Johann Mendel, O.S.A., in the field of biology and genetics, and the history of the Mendel Medal Award presented at Villanova University to honor the achievements and memory of Mendel, as well as other outstanding scientists.
Gregor Johann Mendel, an Augustinian, was born in 1822 in Heinzendorf Moravia in what is now the Czech Republic.
For the next twenty years he taught science in secondary school and during this time, began his experiments in the monastery garden which were to result in his discovery of the basic laws of heredity.
www.library.villanova.edu /services/exhibits/gregor_johann_mendel.htm   (194 words)

 The religion of Gregor Mendel, father of genetics
Mendel was the first to lay the mathematical foundations of genetics, in what came to be called "Mendelianism".
Gregor Mendel's early life is a tale of struggle and sacrifice, culminating in his acceptance as an Augustinian monk and his subsequent discovery of the three laws of genetics known as Mendalian laws...
Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884) was born of German peasant stock in Heinzendorf, Silesia.
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 History of Horticulture - Mendel, Gregor Johann 1822-1884
This garden is now commemorated by a marker stone, a monument to Mendel and the window of the room in which he lived prior to becoming the Abbot is likewise pointed out to visitors as well.
Mendel was responsible for the formulation of the "essential requirements for its experimental study of heredity and his provision of experimental data satisfying these requirements" (Encyclopedia Brittanica).
Although Mendel continued his interest in botany and bee culture until his death, after his election as Abbot of the Monastery in 1868 he was unable to spend any time on further research.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /hort/history/143.html   (572 words)

 Gregor Mendel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
only a few would accuse Mendel of malpractice or call it a scientific fraud — reproduction of his experiments has the accuracy of his hypothesis — it continued to be a mystery for many.
Mendel read his paper Experiments on Plant Hybridization at two meetings of the Natural Society of Brunn in Bohemia in 1865.
When Mendel's paper was published in 1866 in Proceedings of the Natural History Society of it had little impact.
www.freeglossary.com /Gregor_Johann_Mendel   (526 words)

 SJSU Virtual Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mendel was born on July 22, 1822 in Heinzendorf, Austria (currently part of the Czech Republic).
Mendel entered the monastery at Bruno to begin his academic career.
Gregor Mendel died in Brunn on January 6, 1884.
www.sjsu.edu /depts/Museum/men.html   (186 words)

 Gregor Mendel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1863, Austrian botanist Gregor Mendel discovered that pea plants passed on traits from parent to progeny in discrete biological units that would be later...
Mendel was born in Heinzendorf, Austria (now Hyncice, Czech Republic).
Mendel died January 6, 1884 in Brno, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic).
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 Gregor Mendel - Print Preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gregor Mendel is one of the most famous biologists in the history.
His experiments crossing peas and, coverall, the interpretation that he gave to its results cause that Mendel is known as the founder of the genetics.
Gregor Johann Mendel was born on july 22, 1822 in Hyncice (Moravia, today Czech republic), son of a relatively poor family of peasants.
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 Gregor Mendel and the Foundation of Genetics
Gregor Johann Mendel (1822 - 1884) was a member of an Augustinian order (Monastic) in Brunn Austria (Now part of Czechoslovakia).
Mendel did his pioneering work from 1856 to 1865 and his results were published in one paper (reports) in 1866.
Mendel used 34 "true-breeding" strains of the common garden pea for his experiments.
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 No. 629: Gregor Mendel
"Gregor" Mendel was bright and he'd studied some science before he took Holy Orders.
Mendel made no sense to scientists until they knew what chromosomes did.
Mendel went on to become Abbot of the Brno Monastery.
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 Gregor Mendel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On July 22, 1822, Gregor Johann Mendel was born at Heinzendorf near Odrav in Austrian Silesia.
Mendel’s brilliant performance a child encouraged his younger sister to give up most of her dowry for his education but the family was so poor that Mendel entered an Augustinian monastery.
When Gregor Mendel was walking around the monastery,he found an unusual plant and a normal plant through his study of plants, he investigated the heredity of peas.
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