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o The true-breeding parents are the  P (parental) generation,  and their hybrid offspring are the  F (first filial)  generation. Mendel would then allow the F hybrids to self-pollinate to produce an  F (second filial) generation. It was mainly Mendel’s quantitative analysis of F plants that revealed two fundamental principles of heredity: the  law of segregation and the law of independent assortment. The Law of Segregation If the blending hypothesis were correct, the F hybrids from a cross between purple-flowered and white-flowered  pea plants would have pale purple flowers. Instead, the F hybrids all have purple flowers, just as purple as their purple-flowered parents. When Mendel allowed the F plants to self-fertilize, the F generation included both purple-flowered and white- flowered plants. o
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