NCERT Solutions Class 12 Biology Chapter 5 Principles of Inheritance and Variation

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Class 12 Biology

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Chapter 5 Principles of Inheritance and


Question 1: Mention the advantages of selecting pea plant for experiment by Mendel.

Answer Mendel selected pea plants to carry out his study on the inheritance of characters from parents to offspring. He selected a pea plant because of the following features.

(a) Peas have many visible contrasting characters such as tall/dwarf plants, round/wrinkled seeds, green/yellow pod, purple/white flowers, etc.

(b) Peas have bisexual flowers and therefore undergo self pollination easily. Thus, pea plants produce offspring’s with same traits generation after generation.

(c) In pea plants, cross pollination can be easily achieved by emasculation in which the stamen of the flower is removed without affecting the pistil.

(d) Pea plants have a short life span and produce many seeds in one generation.

Question 2: Differentiate between the following −

(a) Dominance and Recessive

(b) Homozygous and Heterozygous

(c) Monohybrid and Dihybrid. 

Answer(a) Dominance and Recessive



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