Definition of Mendel's law
1. Noun. (genetics) one of two principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel on the basis of his experiments with plants; the principles were limited and modified by subsequent genetic research.
Specialized synonyms: Law Of Segregation, Law Of Independent Assortment
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
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Literary usage of Mendel's law
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1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"Mendel,s law. — It is evident that whether new species arise by the ... Conspicuous among the recently developed doctrines of heredity is Mendel,s law, ..."
2. An Introduction to a biology and other papers by Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire (1917)
"Physiological Laws : (a) The Law of Diminishing Individual Contribution ; (6) Mendel' s Law ; (c) The difference between the two.—§ 4. ..."
3. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"MENDEL S LAW ILLUSTRATED IN PEAS A. Pod of a yellow-seeded pea. the one parent (dominant as to seed-colour). B. Pod of a green-seeded pea. the other parent ..."
4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1911)
"Though the rediscovery of Mendel.s law occurred less than fifteen years ago, even the general reader has become familiar with its fundamental features. ..."
5. A Civic Biology: Presented in Problems by George William Hunter (1914)
"Such characters as would appear to the exclusion of others in the first crossing of OQ 0000 \ Illustration of Mendel,s Law. • , i , • » •, • the plants were ..."
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