Gregor Mendel, Founder of Genetics
Lecture no. 48 from the course: The Joy of Science
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Classical genetics, founded in the 19th century by Gregor Mendel, is the study of how biological information is passed from parents to offspring at the level of organisms and their traits. Mendel's work was ignored and unappreciated during his lifetime, but it formed a basis for genetic discoveries in the 20th century.