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Mendel’s controlled pollination experiments in Mirabilis jalapa confirmed his discovery of the gamete theory of inheritance in Pisum

Read the first article of a series of publications celebrating Gregor Mendel’s 200th birthday.

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For almost a century, Hereditas has published original cutting-edge research and reviews. As the Official journal of the Mendelian Society of Lund, the journal welcomes research from across all areas of genetics and genomics. Topics of interest include human and medical genetics, animal and plant genetics, microbial genetics, agriculture and bioinformatics. Articles covering novel viral sequences or the use of new technology and software in genomic research are also welcomed.


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Hereditas launched with BioMed Central in 2015, transferring from its previous publisher Wiley. All back content is available in the archive.


Stefan Baumgartner, Lund University
Yongyong Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Call for Papers: Bicentennial of the birth of J. Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel 1822-2022On occasion of Gregor Mendel’s 200th birthday in 2022 , Hereditas is publishing a topical series on the scientific work of Mendel.  Hereditas is therefore accepting submission of manuscripts on Mendel’s scientific work that is less-well known, or on topics that today are still under debate, e.g., the “Mendelian paradox”.  If the latter topic is presented in a manuscript, we expect a comprehensive and balanced description of the different views.

Other themes related to Mendel’s work that are of interest for Hereditas are:

- Mendel’s research on hawkweed (Hieracium)
- Mendel’s research on honeybees
- Mendel’s description of novel plant species

Deadline: 31.12.2022

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The Mendelian Society of Lund was founded in 1910 and except for a short break during 1912-1916 has been active ever since. In 1920, the Society started to publish Hereditas, a scientific journal in genetics. In the post-genomic era, the scope of Hereditas has evolved to include any research on genomic analysis.

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