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what are some of Mendel's experimental procedures and how did they contribute to his success as a geneticist?

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  1. Preetha
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    Through the selective cross-breeding of common pea plants (Pisum sativum) over many generations, Mendel discovered that certain traits show up in offspring without any blending of parent characteristics. For instance, the pea flowers are either purple or white--intermediate colors do not appear in the offspring of cross-pollinated pea plants. Mendel observed seven traits that are easily recognized and apparently only occur in one of two forms. This observation that these traits do not show up in offspring plants with intermediate forms was critically important because the leading theory in biology at the time was that inherited traits blend from generation to generation. http://anthro.palomar.edu/mendel/mendel_1.htm

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    mendel's was sucessful geneticist coz of the following reasons 1) he worked on pisum sativum which is bisexual 2) short duration of life cylce 3)its an annual plant 4)he was also having gud knowleged of statics

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