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[evol-psych] Long road to inheritance

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  • Ian Pitchford
    BBC NEWS Wednesday, 1 December, 1999, 20:26 GMT Long road to inheritance The science of modern genetics can be traced back to the Moravian monk Gregor Mendel
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 1999
      BBC NEWS
      Wednesday, 1 December, 1999, 20:26 GMT
      Long road to inheritance

      The science of modern genetics can be traced back to the Moravian monk Gregor
      Mendel in the 1860s.

      His experiments on peas pioneered the study of inheritance. He cultivated
      nearly 30,000 plants, carefully analysing seed and plant characteristics.

      By following certain traits through the generations, he realised that some
      traits appeared to be dominant while others would be recessive and fail to show
      when certain pea plants where crossed.

      Mendel's work was extraordinary but it was many decades before his research
      received the recognition it deserved.

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      http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_545000/545667.stm
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