Mendel's law

  1. (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
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How To Use Mendel's law In A Sentence

  • For example, although Mendel's law of segregation (M) (which states that in sexually reproducing organisms each of the two alternative forms (alleles) of a gene specifying a trait at a locus in a given organism has 0.5 probability of ending up in a gamete) is widely used in models in evolutionary biology, it has a number of exceptions, such as meiotic drive. Scientific Explanation
  • Mendel's Law was at first hailed by biologists has gradually subsided; for it has been found that though these new forms will breed true under certain conditions, they are nevertheless _cross-fertile with the original forms_, and thus the circle can be _completed back again_ by a return to the parent form, from which the new "species" can again be produced at will with the same mathematical exactness as before. Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation
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