Who is known as the father of genetics?


Gregor Mendel is known as the Father of Genetics. He experimented on pea plants and discovered the basic inheritance rules.

The three laws of inheritance are

(1) Law of dominance – States that in heterozygous condition among two alleles of a character the alleles which express itself is dominant and the one which can’t express is recessive.

(2) Law of segregation – States that although the alleles of a character remain together for a long time they do not mix with each other and separate at the time of gametogenesis so that each gamete receives only one allele of a character either dominant or recessive.

(3) Law of Independent assortment – States that alleles of a character can undergo any sort of combination to give rise to a phenotype differing from both the parents.

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