Gregor Mendel was born in 1822 in Heinzendorf, Austria. Growing up on his family's farm, Mendel learned a
lot about cultivating flowers and fruit trees.After completing his studies at a university, he entered a monastery.He worked
in the monastery garden, where he was able to use plants to study the way traits are passed from parents to offspring.
medels first experiment
in his first experiment, medel preformed crosses to study 7 different characteristics. each of the crosses was between
the two traits of each characteristic. the result of the cross produece either wrinkled or round seeds. mendel got similar
results for each of the crosses that he made. one trait always appeared, and the other vanished. mendel decided to call the
trait that appered the dominate trait.the other trait seemed to recede into the background, so mendel called this the recessive
trait. to find out what happed to the other trait, mendel decided to preform another experiment.