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Google Doodles Gregor Mendel’s 189th Birthday

Google Inc. today commemorated the 189th birth anniversary of Czech-German scientist Gregor Mendel with a dedicated pea-based doodle.

Software giant on Wednesday welcomed its global users with a doodle made with pea as a mark to pay its respect to Mendel on his 189th birthday. The pea logo refers to the pea plant study the botanist undertook.

Born in Austria as Johann Mendel, he got his name Gregor after he joined an Augustinian monastery. He studied 29,000 pea plants and went on to compile the Law of Segregation and the Law of Independent Assortment. Both the laws came to be known as Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance. Gregor is also known as the father of modern genetics.

Although Gregor’s works and findings did not find a place in his times, he finally got recognition and his theories seemed practical only a century later. Gregor died at the age of 61.

Replacing its corporate logo with a fresh doodle to mark any important event of the history on its homepage has become a trend with Google and has certainly scoring rave reviews from every web user.

Much recently, Google came up with a doodle to celebrate the anniversary of Russia’s St. Basilica Church and the birthday of country singer and guitarist Les Paul.

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