Mendel’s Laws




School: MIT
Lecture Title: Mendel’s Laws
Lecture Summary:
Eric Lander explains how Mendel discovered that, when he crossed purebred white flower and purple flower pea plants (the parental or P generation), the result was not a blend. Rather than being a mix of the two, the offspring (known as the F1 generation) was purple-flowered.

When Mendel self-fertilized the F1 generation pea plants, he obtained a purple flower to white flower ratio in the F2 generation of 3 to 1. The results of this cross are tabulated in the Punnett square to the right.

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2 thoughts on “Mendel’s Laws”
Delisha Lewis

June 20, 2015

I never heard of this man but he must be pretty smart.


March 9, 2016

What made this man think of doing somethign like this to begin with? It is almost liek most of these scientists do crazy stuff, and when they accidentally come across something great, they are viewed as genius’. Einstein is the genius ppl.


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