Sat November 24, 2012 By: Manisha Nayak

Why did Mendel select pea plant for these experiments?

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Mon November 26, 2012

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
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