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2011-10-20 07:00:00

The BioScience Magazine Eurekamag.com publishes a wide range of user-contributed biology resources ranging from Biochemistry to Zoology. It also compiles reviews on selected topics within the basic and applied life and earth sciences. The latest inclusion in this collection of reviews is one on Gregor Mendel. (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Biology is the scientific study of life and covers a wide range of individual disciplines. The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com currently contains 28,961...

2011-05-03 13:58:37

The early history of genetics has to be re-written in the light of new findings. Scientists from the University Jena (Germany) in co-operation with colleagues from Prague found out that the traditional history of the 'rediscovery' of Gregor Johann Mendel's laws of heredity in 1900 has to be adjusted and some facets have to be added. It all began in the year of 1865: Mendel, today known as the 'father of genetics', published his scientific findings about the cross breeding experiments of peas,...

2010-05-18 17:48:00

HAYWARD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mendel BioEnergy Seeds, a division of Mendel Biotechnology, Inc., announced today that average two-year yields of its numerous varieties of Miscanthus indicate that Mendel's lead product candidates are on track to meet or exceed current commercial targets for biomass production from dedicated energy crops. The most promising yields reported were from Mendel's proprietary varieties of Miscanthus giganteus, a sterile, non-invasive species. Miscanthus...

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2009-03-01 09:25:00

Mendel solved the logic of inheritance in his monastery garden with no more technology than Darwin had in his garden at Down House. So why couldn't Darwin have done it too? A Journal of Biology article* argues that Darwin's background, influences and research focus gave him a viewpoint that prevented him from interpreting the evidence that was all around him, even in his own work. Darwin's commitment to quantitative variation as the raw material of evolution meant he could not see the logic...

2006-07-11 20:06:18

By Ben Hirschler BRNO, Czech Republic (Reuters) - The walled garden of Brno's 14th-century Abbey of St. Thomas seems an unlikely birthplace for the gene revolution, which gave the world biotech drugs and genetically modified crops. Yet it was here, 150 years ago, that the Augustinian monk Gregor Mendel worked out the basic laws of inheritance by painstakingly cross-breeding thousands of pea plants. His breakthrough was to show how many characteristics, such as the height of plants...

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2005-03-23 14:42:09

Challenging a scientific law of inheritance that has stood for 150 years, scientists say plants sometimes select better bits of DNA in order to develop normally even when their predecessors carried genetic flaws. The conclusion by Purdue University molecular biologists contradicts at least some basic rules of plant evolution that were believed to be absolute since the mid-1800s since Austrian monk Gregor Mendel initially experimented with peas and saw that traits are passed on from one...


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