Mendel worked out his laws of
inheritance in a monastery garden in the late 1800s. Without knowing
about the complexities of meiosis and diploid organisms, Mendel
developed laws about gene inheritance that are as fundamental to
genetics as the laws of gravity are to physics.
In this Lesson, we'll learn
about Mendels basic principles of inheritance. Well explore
the breeding experiments that Mendel performed with pea plants, and
well use statistical analysis to understand the probabilities
involved in Mendelian inheritance.
Well also discover how
Mendels laws can be applied to predict the inheritance of human