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Why Mendel selected garden pea plant for his experiments?

Answer :

Mendel selected garden pea plant for his experiment because the following characters present in garden pea:

● Garden pea is an annual plant, it became easy to study many generations in a shorter period of time.

● Garden pea have bisexual flowers, it was very easy to obtain pure or homozygous plant through the process of self-pollination.

● Artificial cross-pollination was easily done by emasculation (removal of anthers).

● Various pairs of contrasting characters are found in pea plant.

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