Chapter 9: The Fundamentals of Genetics
We can thank an Austrian monk, Gregor Mendel for everything we know about genetics today. Without the work of Mendel, scientists wouldn't have started working on understanding genetics until a very long time after his discoveries. Gregor's work is a great example of how you do NOT need high dollar equipment to learn very important and basic science information. Gregor had absolutely NO equipment - in fact, he only used pea plants and a notebook and yet he has earned the highest title given to scientists - the Father of Genetics!!