Introduction to the Father of Genetics

Identify the impact of Gregor Mendel on the field of genetics and apply Mendel’s two laws of genetics

Gregor Mendel is often referred to as the Father of Genetics. But just what did he do to earn this honorary title? In this outcome we’ll examine the work he did and how his work still impacts genetics today.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe Mendel’s study of garden peas and heredity
  • Understand how the inheritance of a genotype generates a phenotype
  • Apply the law of segregation
  • Apply the law of independent assortment

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Mendel’s Experiments and Heredity
  • Characteristics and Traits
  • Laws of Inheritance
  • Heredity
  • Self Check: The Father of Genetics


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