Genetic1 - Genetics- Part 1- Genes Mendel Mendel was an...

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Genetics- Part 1- Genes Mendel Mendel was an Austrian monk who taught natural science and worked on plant breeding experiments. He developed a basic understanding of genetics and inheritance. Mendel’s Work It took him 2 years to select the pea plant as his subject. He collected data for 10 years. His sample sizes were large; he tabulated results from 28,000 pea plants. He replicated his experiments. He analyzed his data with statistics (probability theory). Characteristics of Garden Peas: Peas are easy to grow, and take little space. They are inexpensive. They have a short generation time compared to large animals so that a large number of offspring can be obtained in a short amount of time. They have some distinct characteristics that are easy to recognize. These characteristics can be used when trying to determine patterns of inheritance. They are easily self-fertilized or cross fertilized. Traits Studied by Mendel
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