Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Google shows Doolde for celebrating 189th birthday of Gregor Mendel

Today Google is showing a Doodle for celebrating 189th birthday of Gregor Mendel, a famous Genetics Scientist.

Gregor Johann Mendel was born on July 22, 1822 to peasant parents in a small agrarian town in Czechoslovakia.

Gregor Mendel is known as the "father of modern genetics".

Mendel's Theory of heredity based on his research with pea plants is well known to Biology Students.

Mentel was not only interested in plants, but also in meteorology and theories of evolution. However, it is his work with the pea plant that changed the world of science forever.

His beautifully designed experiments with pea plants were the first to focus on the numerical relationships among traits appearing in the progeny of hybrids.

Creative brilliance of Mendel's work  was virtually ignored for 34 years. Only after the dramatic rediscovery of Mendel’s work in 1900 (16 years after Mendel's death) was he rightfully recognized as the founder of genetics.

The impact of genetic theory is no longer questioned in anyone's mind.

Many diseases are known to be inherited, and pedigrees are typically traced to determine the probability of passing along an hereditary disease.

Plants are now designed in laboratories to exhibit desired characteristics.
The practical result of Mendel's research is that it not only changed the way we perceive the world, but also the way we live in it.

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