To study the Mendelian inheritance using seeds of different colours/sizes of any plant.
Necessary Materials & Apparatus
- Petri Dish
- Enamel Tray
- Pea Seed Samples
- Place 100 pea seeds in an enamel tray
- Separate the seeds into round and wrinkled and place them in two separate Petri dishes
- Note down the number of round and wrinkled seeds. Also, calculate their ratio.
- Repeat the procedure mentioned above for other contrasting traits such as the colour of the seeds.
- Create a table showing the characteristics of the seed along with the total number observed, number of seeds with contrasting characters and the ratio.
|(Example)||Serial Number||Characteristics||Total number of seeds||Seeds showing contrasting characters||Ratio|
|1||Shape of the seed||xxx||(X) round seeds; (Y) wrinkled seeds||X: Y|
|2||Colour of the seed||xxx||(X) green seeds; (Y) yellow seeds||X: Y|