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Mendel carried out his
legendary experiments on garden pea plants in the monastery garden from
1857 to 1865. He had a clear perspective and worked on the experiments
with precision and thoroughness. He published his research paper
containing his observations and conclusions in 1866 in the annual
proceedings of the Natural History Society of Brunn. These
conclusions are now known as Mendelís Laws. This work is a
classic in biology for its elegance and simplicity and ranks amongst the
most outstanding biological contributions of all times.
Sixteen years after Mendel's death, in 1900, Hugo de Vries (Holland), Karl Korrens (Germany) and Von Tschermark (Austria) independently arrived at similar conclusions as those of Mendel. De Vries rediscovered the research paper of Mendel and it was published again in 1901. The experiments on heredity of plants and animals since then have confirmed that Mendel's laws of heredity are applicable to other organisms as well. They form the basis of modern genetics. Hence, Mendel is called The Father of Genetics.