Today, in the lesson the teacher asked a question about Mendel. Why did he use PEAS instead of other plant or even animals?

Gregor Mendel used pea pod plants for different reasons:

-Pea plant are easy to use, and they grow fast so you don’t have to wait a lot of time to see the plants in their maturity, and you can make more generations.

-Each pea in the pod (the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant) is an offspring, which means a lot of offspring’s in each plant.

- You can cross or self-pollination them, by yourself so you can have more control over the plants. If he had chosen animals he could not self-reproduce them, and they had more traits that will difficult it.

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