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Children resemble their parents

Test your knowledge of Mendel's techniques.
Hi! Gregor Mendel used pea plants to study inheritance. You want to do the same thing. What do you need to do? Click on the right answer: All of the following.That is correct.All of the above. Set aside enough room to grow pea plants.Yes, if you're looking at trait inheritance, you will be growing a lot of pea plants. Know how to grow pea plants.Yes, you have to know if there are special conditions for growing pea plants. Keep notes on the plant generations. Yes, it's important to keep notes on which plants came from which seeds. Get the materials necessary for growing pea plants. Yes, pea plants don't grow in air. Mendel was doing experiments in trait inheritance. If you want to do similar experiments, you need to have the materials, the space, and the knowledge of how to grow pea plants. You also have to keep good notes on which plants are grown from which seeds in order to track the traits. Mendel grew his pea plants in a small garden plot. He controlled the growing conditions as much as possible. If he had the money he probably would have used a greenhouse. Why is this important? By controlling the external conditions, then variations in the pea plants would be the result of internal differences. That is correct. It isn't important. Mendel was too worried about detail. No, the environment has an influence on the growth of an organism. It's only important if he were growing pea plants. No, if Mendel chose a different organism to work on, he would still need to maintain a controlled environment. Mendel looked at differences in pea plants in order to study trait inheritance. He had to make sure that any differences he saw were the result of the internal makeup of the plant and not changes in the environmental conditions. This would be true no matter what organism Mendel chose to use. Conditions of an experiment must be controlled and kept constant. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE SO SMART!
pea plants, garden plot, mendel, inheritance, variations, gregor mendel, controlled environment, environmental conditions
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