What happened when Mendel crossed true-breeding purple flowers with white flowers?
When Mendel crossed true-breeding, purple- flowered plants with true-breeding, white- flowered plants, the first generation produced all purple-flowered plants. Mendel got similar results for the other traits he studied. Next, Mendel allowed the first generation of plants to self pollinate.
What is the offspring of a true-breeding white flowering plant?
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|The prefix mono- means “one.” How does this apply to the key term monohybrid cross?||Involves one pair of contrasting traits.|
|Describe the offspring of a true-breeding white-flowering plant.||Cross-breeding two white flowers it would probably be white flowers.|
What does it mean for a pea plant to be true breeding?
true-breeding plant: a plant that always produces offspring of the same phenotype when self-fertilized; one that is homozygous for the trait being followed.
What happens when a true breeding plant self pollinates?
When a true-breeding plant self- pollinates, all of its offspring will have the same trait as the parent. For example, a true-breeding plant with purple flowers will always have offspring with purple flowers.
What is the passing of traits from parents to offspring called?
The transmission of characteristics from parents to offspring is called heredity, and the characteristics that are inherited can be predicted. DNA technology allows researchers to produce offspring with specific characteristics or abilities.
Why did Mendel use true breeding plants?
Why were true-breeding pea plants important for Mendel’s experiments? A true-breeding organism passes down the exact same traits that they have to its offspring. The presence of observable traits in the pea plants made it easier for Mendel to tell any differences in the plants’ form during his experiment.
Why were Mendel’s ideas not accepted?
Mendel’s work was not accepted by most scientists when he was alive for three main reasons: when he presented his work to other scientists he did not communicate it well so they did not really understand it. he could not explain the science behind why characteristics were inherited.