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Gregor Mendel and Genetics

The purpose of this guide is to provide information about Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics.

Gregor Mendel Biography


Gregor Johann Mendel was a scientist, Augustinian friar and abbot of St. Thomas' Abbey in Brno, Margraviate of Moravia. Mendel was born in a German-speaking family in the Silesian part of the Austrian Empire and gained posthumous recognition as the founder of the modern science of genetics.


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