Mendel lived around the same time as the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882), and many have fantasized about a historical evolutionary synthesis of Darwinian natural selection and Mendelian genetics during their lifetimes.
Mendel's findings allowed other scientists to simplify the emergence of traits to mathematical probability.
Mendel had read a German translation of Darwin's The Origin of Species (as evidenced by underlined passages in the copy in his monastery), after completing his experiments, but before publishing his paper.
Gregor Mendel was born into a German-speaking family of Heinzendorf, Moravia of the Austrian Empire (now Hyn?ice, district of Novэ Ji?нn, in the Czech Republic).
Mendel's experimental results have been the object of considerable dispute.
During his childhood, Mendel worked as a gardener, and as a young man attended the Philosophical Institute in Olomouc.
Gregor Mendel was inspired by both his professors at university and his colleagues at the monastery to study variation in plants.
The most important principle of Mendel's law of independent assortment is that the emergence of one trait will not affect the emergence of another.
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The rediscovery of Mendel's work led to classical genetics, in which Mendel's Laws are expressed in terms of genes and alleles.
Mendel discovered all this with no understanding of genes, chromosomes, or meiosis whose roles in heredity were elaborated years after his death and which showed how Mendel’s laws are carried out.
Some traits do not follow these laws Mendel had reported, because they are linked with other traits.
Some passages in Mendel's paper are Darwinian in character, evidence that The Origin of Species influenced Mendel's writing.
Only a few would accuse Mendel of scientific malpractice or call it a scientific fraud—reproduction of his experiments has demonstrated the accuracy of his laws.
Mendel read his paper, "Experiments on Plant Hybridization," at two meetings of the Natural History Society of Brunn in Bohemia in 1865.
The significance of Mendel's work was not recognized until the turn of the twentieth century.
Mendel also had the foresight to look through several successive generations of his pea plants and record their variations.
Born Johann Mendel, he took the name Gregor upon entering monastic life.
Between 1856 and 1863, Mendel cultivated and tested some 28,000 pea plants.
Mendel concluded that each organism carries two sets of information about its phenotype.
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In 1847, Mendel was ordained as a priest.
Ronald Fisher (R.A. Fisher) in 1918 used Mendelian genetics as the basis of the start of the modern synthesis in evolutionary biology.
Without his careful attention to procedure and detail, Mendel's work could not have had the impact it made on the world of genetics.
Mendel often wondered how plants obtained atypical characteristics.
Gregor Mendel died on January 6, 1884, in Brno, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic), from chronic nephritis.
Mendel's results were quickly replicated, and genetic linkage quickly worked out.
Darwin apparently received a copy of Mendel's paper, but there is no evidence he read it; he also had a book by Focke with references to it.
Mendel's attraction to research was based on his love of nature.
A large portion of Mendel's findings can be traced to his choice to start his experiments only with true breeding plants.
Mendel found that the plants' respective offspring retained the essential traits of the parents, and therefore were not influenced by the environment.