Mendel's laws


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Mendel's laws

(ˈmɛndəlz)
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(Genetics) the principles of heredity proposed by Gregor Mendel. The Law of Segregation states that each hereditary character is determined by a pair of units in the reproductive cells: the pairs separate during meiosis so that each gamete carries only one unit of each pair. The Law of Independent Assortment states that the separation of the units of each pair is not influenced by that of any other pair
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1900 - Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
Mendel's laws are universal, and used today in the study of the behavior of genes in populations.
Eugenicists thought of people as if they were plants and were confident Mendel's laws could be applied to breed "better" human beings.