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Which is one of the seven characteristics that Mendel observed in pea plants?

During this time, Mendel observed seven different characteristics in the pea plants, and each of these characteristics had two forms (Figure 3). The characteristics included height (tall or short), pod shape (inflated or constricted), seed shape (smooth or winkled), pea color (green or yellow), and so on.

What is the appearance of a particular trait called?

The outward appearance of a particular trait is called the phenotype.

What are visible characteristics called?


What did Gregor Mendel discovery in the results of his first experiment?

Gregor Mendel, through his work on pea plants, discovered the fundamental laws of inheritance. He deduced that genes come in pairs and are inherited as distinct units, one from each parent. Mendel tracked the segregation of parental genes and their appearance in the offspring as dominant or recessive traits.

How many pure lines were used by Mendel for study of a Dihybrid cross?

Mendel obtained seven pairs of pure lines for seven characters, with each pair differing in only one character (Figure 2-3 ).

What is the Mendel’s Law of Independent Assortment?

Mendel’s law of independent assortment states that the alleles of two (or more) different genes get sorted into gametes independently of one another. In other words, the allele a gamete receives for one gene does not influence the allele received for another gene.

What violates the Law of Independent Assortment?

Linked Genes Violate the Law of Independent Assortment. The segregation of alleles into gametes can be influenced by linkage, in which genes that are located physically close to each other on the same chromosome are more likely to be inherited as a pair.

Is Law of Independent Assortment universal?

Many genes are located on one chromosome, i.e. they are linked. Therefore, the law of independent assortment is applicable only for the traits which are located on different chromosomes. Thus, law of independent assortment is not universally applicable.

Why is the Law of Independent Assortment important?

Independent assortment of genes is important to produce new genetic combinations that increase genetic variations within a population.