Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) is often known as the founder of modern genetics. He was an Augustian monk born in a small village in Heinzendorf (now Czechoslovakia). His parents, Anton and Rosina Mendel named him Johann. Johann was a good student and very academic, but unfortunately, when he got older he could not complete his education because his family was very poor and could not afford to put him in high school. In 1843, Mendel decided to join an Augustinian monastery in the town of Brunn so that he could continue his studies on his own. There, he was required to choose a new name, so he became Gregor Johann Mendel and became a priest in 1847. At the monastery, the priest in charge sent Mendel to the University of Vienna so that he could study physics, chemistry, zoology, and mathematics. After his return to Brunn, Mendel’s interest in evolution and gardening led him to take up the hobby of hybridization. He also carried out a series of experiments on pea plants in the beautiful garden that surrounded the monastery

                                          Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel

                                              Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel

                                          Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel

                                              Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel

                                          Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel


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