Mendel and the Pea Plant
Mendel used true breeding pea lines for his experiments because -
True breeding lines are suitable for cross-pollination.
True breeding lines are suitable for self-pollination.
True breeding lines have undergone continuous self-pollination and keep showing stable trait inheritance for several generations.
True breeding lines possess hermaphrodite flowers.
The title of the paper published by Mendel in 1856 was "Experiments in plant hybridization".
True breeding line is ___.
Match the following characters with their contrasting traits in case of pea plants.Column IColumn IIA. Stem height1. Axial/terminalB. Flower position2. Round/wrinkledC. Pod shape3. Tall/dwarfD. Seed shape4. Inflated/constricted
A - 1, B - 2, C - 3, D - 4
A - 3, B - 1, C - 4, D - 2
A - 3, B - 1, C - 2, D - 4
A - 4, B - 3, C - 2, D - 1
When it concerns Mendel’s experiments, which among the following is the odd one out?
Flower colour - Purple/White
Pod colour - Green/Yellow
Seed colour - Yellow/Green
Endosperm colour - Green/Yellow
- Height of the stem
- Colour of the flower
- Shape of the seed
- Shape of the leaf
Mendel conducted experiments on ___.
Which among the following are reasons for Mendel's success?
He applied statistical analysis and mathematical logic to problems in biology.
His experiments had a large sampling size.
He conducted experiments on successive generations of his test plants to confirm his inferences.
All of these.
Pea plants are more suitable than mice for Mendel's experiments, because pea plants can be self-fertilised, are easy to grow in large numbers and have a short life cycle.
Mendel selected the pea plant for his experiments because:
A. It has a short life cycle
B. Possesses contrasting heritable characters
C. Self-fertilises and produces pure breeds
D. Cross-pollination produces fertile hybrids
A & B only
C & D only
B & C only
A, B, C & D