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Mention the advantages of selecting pea plant for the experiment by Mendel?

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Advantages of selecting pea plant :

(i) Pea plant showed visible contrasting characters, e.g., seed colour, texture, plant height, flower colour, etc. It was easy to track the passing of these characters in the progeny.

(ii) The pea flowers are bisexual. Therefore, it undergoes self-pollination and produces true breeding varieties.

(iii) It was easy to practice cross-pollination.

(iv) Many offsprings produced in one generation,

(v) Pea plant has a short life cycle.

(vi) It is easy to grow.


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