Why did Mendel choos


Why did Mendel choose Pea plant for his experiments ?


Mendel chose Garden Pea or Edible Pea (Pisum sativum) as his experimental material because of

  1. Easy availability of detectable contrasting traits of several characters,
  2. Flower structure normally allows self fertilization but cross fertilization can also be carried out easily.
  3. Annual nature of the plant,
  4. Formation of a large number of seeds by each plant,
  5. Requirement of little care except at the time of cross breeding.

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