What did Mendel conclude from his experiments?
Then, what did Gregor Mendel conclude from his experiments?
Upon compiling his results for many thousands of plants, Mendel concluded that the characteristics could be divided into expressed and latent traits. He called these, respectively, dominant and recessive traits. Dominant traits are those that are inherited unchanged in a hybridization.
One may also ask, what was Mendel's experiment? When Mendel measured two or more traits (eg, height and color) in an experiment he found that each trait was transmitted independently. For example, tall or short plants can have smooth or wrinkled seeds. This is Mendel's Law of Independent Assortment (which strictly holds only if the genes are not too close).
In respect to this, what were Mendel's 3 conclusions from his observations?
Mendel's observations and conclusions are summarized in the following two principles, or laws. The Law of Segregation states that for any trait, each parent's pairing of genes (alleles) split and one gene passes from each parent to an offspring.
Why Mendel used pea plants for his experiments?
Mendel studied inheritance in peas (Pisum sativum). He chose peas because they had been used for similar studies, are easy to grow and can be sown each year. Pea flowers contain both male and female parts, called stamen and stigma, and usually self-pollinate.