3 2 7 Outline The Reasons Why The Importance Of Mendels Work

Mendel's Work… A process of unrecognition


Mendel's work with pea plants and inheritance was not officially recognised until after his death.


  • Ideas of dominance/recessive inheritance clashed the dominant ideology of "Blending characteristics in inheritance" (now discredited)
  • Severe lack of knowledge of chromosomes and genes leaving little foundation for his argument
  • Unknown monk with little (recognised) scientific background, giving his work little credibility
  • Generally described as a shy man. As a result, may not have published his work as much as other scientists.

- Nathaniel Tran
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