Mendelian Genetics Archive

Mendel’s law segregation

Mendel’s model for the pea-color example, translated into modern terms, was as follows 1. A hereditary factor called a gene is necessary for producing pea color. 2. Each plant has a pair of this type of gene. 3. The gene comes …

Single Gene Inheritance

The genetic approach to understanding any biological property is to find the subset of genes in the genome that influence that property, a process sometimes referred to as gene discovery. After these genes have been identified, their cellular functions can be elucidated …

Mendel’s pioneering work

The first-ever analysis of single-gene inheritance as a pathway to gene discovery was carried out by Gregor Mendel. His is the analysis that we shall follow as an example. Mendel chose the garden pea, Pisum sativum, as his research organism. The choice …