Why did Mendal choose pea plant for his experiment?

Asked by Samiksha Srivastava | 20th Feb, 2014, 05:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Gregor Mendel chose pea plant because the garden pea is an ideal subject in the study of genetics for the following reasons:
(i)They grow quickly.
(ii)They have a short life-cycle.
(iii)They are easily self- and cross-pollinated and produces many offspring in one cross.
(iv)They have easily observed characteristics.

Answered by  | 21st Feb, 2014, 08:13: AM

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