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(a) Why did Mendel choose pea plants for conducting his experiments on inheritance?
(b) State Mendel's second law of inheritance.
(a) Mendel choose pea plants over the other plants for conducting his experiments on inheritance because
(i) Pea plants had several identifiable differential characters.
(ii) Pea plants are self-pollinating in nature.
(iii) These plants can grow in short time.
(b) According to Mendel's second law of inheritance:
During inheritance experiments involving more than one pair of traits, the factors responsible for each pair of traits are assorted independent of other gametes.
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