Definitions for "Gregor Mendel"
Keywords:  mendel, pea, monk, botanist, heredity
Founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884). An Austrian monk and botanist. His breeding experiments on garden peas and subsequent formulation of the laws of heredity formed the basis for the study of genetics.
a Slovakian monk who studied genetic patterns in cross-fertilized pea plants. Gregor Mendel was the first to propose a particulate hypothesis of heredity, predicting the gene as the fundamental unit of heredity.
Based on his experiments with garden peas, Mendel built a model of inheritance that became the foundation of modern genetics.