Mendel, Gregor Johann (1822 - 1884)

January 2005
Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography;2005, p1
Austrian geneticist and monk who discovered the basic laws of heredity, thereby laying the foundation of modern genetics—although the importance of his work was not recognized until after his death.


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