Peas, genes, and a monk in Moravia

photo by Bill Ebbesen
"Gregor Johann Mendel saw that living things pass traits to the next generation by something which remains unchanged in successive generations of an organism – today, we call this ‘something’ genes . . . 

He established, momentously, that traits pass from parents to their offspring in a mathematically predictable way and realized that certain traits skip a generation – seemingly lost traits could appear again in another generation – he called these recessive traits."

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 Hrad Veveří, Bystrc, Brno by Harold


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