Inheritance Patterns

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Inheritance Patterns Mendel was the first scientist to develop a method for predicting the outcome of inheritance patterns.  He performed his work with pea plants, studying seven traits: plant height, pod shape, pod color,  seed shape, seed color, flower color, and flower location. Pea plants pollinate themselves. Therefore,  over many generations, pea plants develop individuals that are homozygous for particular  characteristics. These populations are known as  pure lines In his work, Mendel took pure-line pea plants and cross-pollinated them with other pure-line pea  plants. He called these plants the  parent generation . When Mendel crossed pure-line tall plants with  pure-line short plants, he discovered that all the plants resulting from this cross were tall. He called  this generation the  F1 generation  (first filial generation). Next, Mendel crossed the offspring of the F
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