Manuscript of Mendel’s work Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden

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One of the most valuable pieces of memorabilia owned by the Old Brno Abbey is an original manuscript by Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884) from 1865, titled Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden (‘Experiments on Plant Hybrids’).

It is a unique document, hand-written by Mendel in neo-Gothic italics (so-called kurrent), consisting of 12 double-sheets in which Mendel summarized the results of his many years of experiments in heredity. It is an essential work documenting the beginnings of genetic research and the only surviving direct evidence of Mendel’s key experiments.

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