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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Eugenicists thought of people as if they were plants and were confident Mendel's laws could be applied to breed "better" human beings.
Mendel's laws of segregation and the law of independent assortment of characters are now recognized as the fundamental principles of heredity.
By 1900, the year that Mendel's laws resurfaced, the population of the world numbered 1.