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Write a brief introduction to Mendel’s life.

Answer :

● Gregor Johann Mendel was born at Silicon village of Heizendarf state in Austria on 22nd July 1822.

● He became a monk of a church of Brunn city of Austria in 1843 after finishing his studies.

● He performed breeding experiments on garden pea (Pisum sativum) for seven years in the garden of the church (1856-1863).

● He presented the conclusions of experiments in 1865 as his research papers in front of Brunn society of Natural history.

● In 1866 these results were published as “Experiments on plant hybridization” in the annual report of the society.

● Based on the results of experiments on garden pea, he formulated ‘Laws of inheritance’ which were known as ‘Mendelism’.

He died on 6 January 1884.

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