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5. Die erste Generation der Hybriden.

5. The first generation of the hybrids.

of the hybrids = der Hybriden Bateson has “from the hybrids”, Sherwood “from hybrids”. Mendel counts generations in a different way than modern geneticists who refer to Mendel’s “hybrids” as the first generation (F1), to their imediate descendants, i.e. Mendel’s “first generation of hybrids”, as the second generation (F2; see p. 15, s. 5), and to their descendants in turn, i.e. Mendel’s “second generation of hybrids”, as F3. Mendel’s way of counting reveals echoes of older ideas of “generation”: F2 individuals constitute the “first generation of hybrids” because they are the first to be generated by hybrid parents.

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