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What are Genes?

Gregor Johann Mendel was the first to visualize a gene as a discrete, stable particulate unit of inheritance in 1865. He called it a factor and postulated that the offspring receive some specific factors from their parents which make parents characters to appear in the offspring. The term “Gene” was introduced by Johansson in 1909 for a unit of heredity located at a specific site, the locus, in a chromosome. Continue reading What are Genes?