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Why Did Mendel Choose Pea Plants for Conducting His Experiments on Inheritance? - Science

 Why did Mendel choose pea plants for conducting his experiments on inheritance?

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Mendel chose pea plants for studying inheritance because of the following reasons:

  • Pea plants had a number of clear cut differences which were easy to tell apart. For example, some pea plants were 'tall' whereas others were 'dwarf'.
  • They were self pollinating plants.
  • Many generations of pea plants can be produced in a comparatively short time span and their study is much simpler than that of animals.
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Biology (Science)
Chapter 4 Heredity and Evolution
Q 34.1 | Page 193
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