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How did Mendel's approach to answering scientific questions differ from that of his contemporaries? How did Mendel's novel approach contribute to his success in describing how traits are inherited? What advantage did Mendel enjoy by choosing to study the garden pea? Describe three of the six major concluding principles Mendel hypothesized from his work.

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In this question you are asked to provide a commentary on the significance of Mendel's work on inheritance with the garden pea. I'll step you though each of the questions you have, but in order for you to be sure of what to emphasize in your answer, make sure to consult your class notes and textbook. Different instructors will often emphasize slightly different points, and it is important that you are aware of that and sensitive to that issue. That being said, Mendel was a fabulous biologist and contributed significantly to our understanding of genetics.

a). How did Mendel's approach to answering scientific questions differ from that of his contemporaries? How did Mendel's novel approach contribute to his success in describing how traits are inherited?

Scientists who worked before Mendel on questions of inheritance often studied the inheritance of many traits at once, whereas Mendel focused his work on the inheritance of only one or a few traits at a time. Because earlier scientists had studied many traits at once, they were concerned with the how the phenotype of offspring (with ...

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