Genetics

Heredity And Evolution of Class 10

GENETICS

Study of Heredity and variations is said to be known as genetics. The term genetics was first of all used by William Bateson in 1905. An Austrian monk namely Gregor Johann Mendel was the first person to study genetics. He was therefore regarded as the `Father of Genetics'. Modern genetics is concerned with study of genes. Genes are the units of heredity that control the characteristics of organisms. Geneticists investigate how these genes are transferred from generation to the next, what their structure is and how they function to determine the characteristics of living organisms.

 

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