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on the garden pea

The life sciences owe a lot to green peas. And perhaps even to the bishop of St Thomas Abbey in Brno – now the Czech Republic. It was there, in the 1850s, that Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884) decided to undertake studies on heredity using mice. The bishop, however, disagreed with research involving animal sex, so his friar turned to the more innocent garden pea…