News | Published:

Mendel's Correspondence with Nägeli2

Nature volume 74, pages 640641 (25 October 1906) | Download Citation



THESE letters constitute a valuable addition to the pile of literature that has accumulated under the name of one of the most remarkable figures in the history of biology—Gregor Mendel; for we doubt if ever has so great a fame been built on the contents of a single short paper. The fact that this paper remained unknown from 1865, when it was published, until 1900, when it was rediscovered, is both the measure of how much Mendel was before his time and the reason for the uniqueness of the picture of him which presents itself to the eyes of most of us.

About this article

Publication history




  1. Search for A. D. D. in:


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing