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Molecular and Mendelian Genetics - What are the laws of heredity?


The laws of heredity

The laws of heredity were discovered by Gregor Mendel (opposite) in about 1856 - 1863. Mendel conducted experiments in plant hybridization, collecting the results of cross-fertilizing hundreds of edible pea plants.

The results from Mendel's experiments confirmed his ideas about heredity: the law of segregation, which has become known as Mendel's First Law, and the law of independent assortment, also known as Mendel's Second Law.

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