(a) i) In a cross between a white flowered plant and pink flowered plant, the F1 generation was found to be pink. On this basis, which are the dominant and the recessive traits?

ii) What is the ratio of the plants in F2 generation? 

(b) Mendel said that the characteristics (traits) of organisms are carried from one generation to the next by internal factors which occur in pairs. What is the modern name for these factors?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 3rd Dec, 2013, 01:25: AM

Expert Answer:


i) The pink colour of flowers is the dominant trait whereas the recessive trait is white colour. 

ii) 3:1 (pink:white)  

(b) Genes

Answered by  | 3rd Dec, 2013, 03:25: AM