Tschermak von Seysenegg, Erich

Tschermak von Seysenegg, Erich

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(born Nov. 15, 1871, Vienna, Austria—died Oct. 11, 1962, Vienna) Austrian botanist. He was one of the codiscoverers of Gregor Mendel's classic papers on heredity and the garden pea. Before running across Mendel's papers he had conducted his own breeding experiments with the garden pea, but he found that Mendel's work duplicated and in some ways surpassed his own. In the same year that he reported his findings (1900), Hugo de Vries and Carl Erich Correns also reported their discovery of Mendel's papers. See also William Bateson.

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