Google honours scientist Gregor Mendel with Pea Doodle

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Google Doodle for Gregor Mendel
Bangalore, Jul 20: It's a Pea Day for Google! The search giant Google has featured a new doodle on its search engine home page to celebrate the 189th birthday of Czech-German Augustinian friar and scientist Gregor Mendel, whose work on heredity became the basis of the modern theory of genetics.

The new Google doodle for Gregor Mendel replaced the usual 'Google' logo with peas. The beautifully designed peas doodle was an honour to Gregor Johann Mendel, who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the new science of genetics for his study of the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants.

According to Wikipedia, Gregor Mendel, who is known as the 'father of modern genetics', cultivated and tested some 29,000 pea plants to show the inheritance of these traits follow particular laws. This study showed that one in four pea plants had purebred recessive alleles, two out of four were hybrid and one out of four were purebred dominant. His experiments led him to make two generalizations, the Law of Segregation and the Law of Independent Assortment, which later became known as Mendel's Laws of Inheritance.

Technology giant Google never misses a chance to feature Doodles on its search engine homepage globally and locally. The interactive and beautifully designed Google Doodles remind us about special days and life of great artists and scientists.

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