CBSE - X - Biology - Heredity and Evolution
how did mendel came to know that pea plant is best to experiment on for identification of variations?
Mendel chose pea plants, because they had some measurable characteristics, several pairs of easily observable contrasting characters, were easy to breed, had a relatively short breeding period allowing a quick experimental turn-around.
He measured seven of these characteristics, including seed-shape, seed color, pod-color and pod-shape, each occurring in two distinctive forms.
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