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Gregor Mendel's Story
Updated: 10/9/2020
Gregor Mendel's Story
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  • Heinzendorf bei Odrau in Austria Empire.
  • I'll call him, Johann Mendel
  • On July 20, 1822, Johann Mendel was born (later named Gregor). He was a son of two small famers whom took the risk of their finances for Johann's education.
  • 21 years later, Mendel was running out of money for food and school. One of his teachers advised him to go become a monk at Abbey of St. Thomas in Brünn. That way he could still study for science without worrying about his next meal. Joining the monks gave him the name Gregor.
  • During his time at Abbey of St. Thomas in Brünn, he became a priest, which he did not enjoy, so he got a job as a high school teacher. Although he had the knowledge for his studies, he did not pass exam that would qualify him as a teacher. This happened to him twice.
  • He began to work at the garden and this is when he was wondering how and why the plants are different. Thus, made him try experiments with the pea plants.
  • I wonder why the plants are different colors.
  • His experiments took him about 8 years and he published his results in 1865. From his experiments, he grew over 10000 pea plants, this made him realize how plants inherit traits from their "parents".
  • At age 61 he died by a case of nephritis. Later on, after his death, he was named the Father of Genetics and was became more reliable for his studies of genetics.
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