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Why did Mendel select the pea plant for his experiment?

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1) Pea plant is a annual plant with short life cycle of 2-3 months, so large number of offsprings can be analysed within a short period of time
2) It has many contrasting traits
3)Natural self pollination is present in pea plants
4) Hybridisation is possible due to cross pollination
5) Pea plant is easy to cultivate
6) Pea seeds are large


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