Mendel selected the pea plant (Pisum sativum) for its following advantages:
1. Pea is an annual plant with a short life cycle. This allows the results to be obtained in a short period.
2. Pea shows seven pairs of characters with contrasting and easy to detect traits like tall and short height, round and yellow seeds, etc.
3. Pea can be propagated by both self and cross pollination. This allowed Mendel to develop pure lines as well as carry out various crosses between plants of contrasting traits.
4. Pea plant gives a large number of seeds for each generation. Therefore it can give a large amount of data that can be statistically more reliable
Mention any two autosomal genetic disorders with their symptoms.
Who had proposed the chromosomal theory of inheritance?
What is point mutation? Give one example.
Explain the terms with example Incomplete dominance
Explain the terms with example Co-dominance