Question 83487

1)Define the “particulate” hypothesis of inheritance: the gene idea, and describe how Mendel documented the particulate mechanism through his experiments with garden peas

2)Mendel discovered the basic principles of heredity by breeding garden peas in carefully planned experiments. Describe in detail his research method (Fig 14.2) and his experimental, quantitative approach from the parental generation (P generation) to the F2 generation.

3)What were the advantages to using pea plants?

4)What is Mendel’s Law of Segregation and what patterns of inheritance did he see with the pea plants?