Hi young scientists. I'm Gregor Mendel. But you can call me the father of genetics. I disproved the idea of blending inheritance
When I bred a purple and a purple flower, I got all purple flowers. This is true breeding. When I bred white and white, I got all white flowers. When I bred purple and white I got all purple flowers. This is a hybrid.
I studied genetics by doing breeding experiments I used pea pods. I used pea pods because they reproduce quickly. That means I can grow many plants. Pea pods also have easily observed traits and I could control which pairs of plants reproduce.
I began my experiment with plants that were true-breeding for the trait I would test. I selected which plants pollinated other plants.
Mr. Mendel? What were your results?
Woah thats so cool. Your the best Mr. Mendel
I know. I am cool. I found out that the trait that disappeared in the first reappeared in the second generation.
In the end, I concluded that two genetic factors control each inherited trait. I also said that each reproductive cell contributes one factor to each trait.