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Gregor Mendel lived from 1822 to 1884.
He is famous for what he found out.

He found that when living things make their young,
the young inherit from their parents.
This means that they 'get things' like their colour or shape or size
from their parents.

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Mendel did a lot of testing with peas.
He grew two sorts of peas, green ones and yellow ones.

Next, he took pollen from the flowers of the 'yellow pea' plants
and pollinated the flowers of the 'green pea' plants.
He also pollinated the flowers of the 'green-pea' plants
with pollen from the 'yellow-pea' plants.

When the all the flowers made pea-pods, all the peas inside were yellow!
What happened next is very interesting...