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  1. Oct 2020
    1. Which flower color seemed to dominate over the other? Explain your answer.

      Violet dominated white, given that in Mendel’s experiment , it occurred 3 times vs the white

    2. . If he observed 200 F2 plants, approximately how many would have purple flowers? Approximately how many would have white flowers? Explain your answers.

      150, 50. Given the ratio in Mendel’s Experiment of 3:1

    3. Why did he allow the plants in the F1 generation to self-pollinate?

      Mendel wondered what had happened to the white-flower characteristic. He assumed some type of inherited factor produces white flowers and some other inherited factor produces violet flowers. He allowed self pollination to see.

    4. Why do you think he only tested one characteristic at a time?

      Because his research only wanted to see how characteristics are passed from parents to offspring.

    5. Why did he use pea plants with different characteristics for the parental generation?

      Pea plants are easy to observe, they have visible and have 2 obvious distinction in their characteristics. They are also fast growing and easy to raise.