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2. The Austrian monk Gregor Mendel's observations of what organism formed the basis for the science of genetics?

Mendel cultivated about 29,000 pea plants, in an experimental garden on the grounds of his monastery in what is today Austria. He observed that inherited traits remained intact through generations, the founding principle of genetics.

Mendel cultivated about 29,000 pea plants, in an experimental garden on the grounds of his monastery in what is today Austria. He observed that inherited traits remained intact through generations, the founding principle of genetics.

Mendel cultivated about 29,000 pea plants, in an experimental garden on the grounds of his monastery in what is today Austria. He observed that inherited traits remained intact through generations, the founding principle of genetics.

Mendel cultivated about 29,000 pea plants, in an experimental garden on the grounds of his monastery in what is today Austria. He observed that inherited traits remained intact through generations, the founding principle of genetics.

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pea plants

 

fruit flies

 

tulips

 

mice

 
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