Mendel's law

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(genetics) one of two principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel on the basis of his experiments with plants

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The science of plant breeding, based on Mendel's laws - selecting desirable plants and crossbreeding them, then selecting and crossing again until the right combination of properties is achieved - is to older methods of plant improvement what a modern computer is to counting on your fingers and toes.
These methods are particularly interesting since they appear to show that genes and chromosomes are not equivalently passed on to the offspring as we always have believed from Mendel's laws of inheritance," Messing says.