The reason why pea plants were suitable than dogs for Mendel's experiments :-
  • a)
    Dogs have many genetic traits
  • b)
    Pea plants can be self fertilized
  • c)
    There are no pedigree records of dogs
  • d)
    The pea plants favour cross-fertilization
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?
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By Mansi Behl · Oct 21, 2020 ·Class 10
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Sanjay Jha answered Oct 21, 2020
# Easily available
# Annual herb
# It produces a large number of seeds
# Doesn't require much care

Abhi answered Oct 21, 2020
Mendel selected garden pea as his experimental material due to the following advantages:

1. The pea plant is easy to grow and interbreed.

2. Peas reproduce and grow to maturity in a season (an annual plant). Because of a short life cycle, several generations can be produced within a short period.

3 The flowers are bisexual containing both male and female parts. They are self-fertilising in nature. 

4.  Because of easy self-fertilization, it is easy to get pure lines for several generations.

5. It is easy to hybridize because pollen from one plant can be introduced into the stigma of another plant by removing anthers.

6. The pea plants have a number of contrasting characters.

7. It produces fertile hybrids. This enabled Mendel to continue his experiments for generations

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