Mendel's hybridisation experiments with other plants than Pisum
Folia Facultatis Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Purkynianae Brunensis, Biologia 14(7): 3-42
Mendel's mostly unpublished hybridisation experiments with other plants than Pisum were reconstructed and analysed on the basis of available documents. Special attention was payed to two series of these experiments. In the series of crossings with species and varieties from 14 plant genera, it was searched for proving the general validity of th regularities discovered in Pisum, especially of the segregation principle. In the species crossings with Ilieracium, the role of hybridisation in taxonomy and evolution of this genus was studied. In both series of experiments, Mendel endeavoured to solve the puzzle of the „constant" hybrids described by Gärtner.