Why did Mendel select pea plant for these experiments?

Asked by Manisha Nayak | 24th Nov, 2012, 07:30: PM

Expert Answer:

Mendel selected pea plant for his experiments since they show the following features:

They are easy to grow.
They are easily self- and cross-pollinated.
They have many observable traits with contrasting forms
They have a short life cycle
They produce many offspring in one cross

Answered by  | 26th Nov, 2012, 08:11: AM

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