Genetics and Evolution

Who is generally known as the founder of genetics?

Gregor Mendel (1822–1884), an Austrian monk and biologist, is considered the founder of genetics. Mendel was the first to demonstrate transmission of distinct physical characteristics from generation to generation through his work with the garden pea. It was the English biologist William Bateson (1861–1926), however, who brought Mendel’s work to the attention of the scientific world and who coined the term “genetics.”


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