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EXPERIMENTS IN PLANT HYBRIDIZATION (1865)
GREGOR MENDEL
Read at the February 8th, and March 8th, 1865, meetings of the Brünn Natural History Society

Mendel, Gregor. 1866. Versuche über Plflanzenhybriden. Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn, Bd. IV für das Jahr 1865, Abhandlungen, 3–47.

Mendel’s paper was first translated into English by William Bateson in 1901. This present version derives from the Bateson translation, with some minor corrections and changes provided by Roger Blumberg as part of the MendelWeb project. A few additional corrections have been made in this version. For an annotated copy, which includes comments on the Bateson translation and Blumberg's corrections, see the MendelWeb site: (http://www.netspace.org./MendelWeb/).

© 1996, Electronic Scholarly Publishing Project http://www.esp.org This electronic edition is made freely available for scholarly or educational purposes, provided that this copyright notice is included. The manuscript may not be reprinted or redistributed for commercial purposes without permission.

Mendel, Gregor. 1866. Versuche über Plflanzen-hybriden. Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Ver-eines in Brünn, Bd. IV für das Jahr 1865, Abhand-lungen, 3–47.

EXPERIMENTS IN PLANT HYBRIDIZATION (1865)
GREGOR MENDEL
Read at the February 8th, and March 8th, 1865, meetings of the Brünn Natural History Society

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
EXPERIENCE OF ARTIFICIAL FERTILIZATION, such as is effected with ornamental plants in order to obtain new variations in color, has led to the experiments which will here be discussed. The striking regularity with which the same hybrid forms always reappeared whenever fertilization took place between the same species induced further experiments to be undertaken, the object of which was to follow up the developments of the hybrids in their progeny. To this object numerous careful observers, such as Kölreuter, Gärtner, Herbert, Lecoq, Wichura and others, have devoted a...
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