Problem: Which of the following can be concluded from Gregor Mendel's experiments with pea plants?a) parents with dominant phenotypes always have offspring with dominant phenotypes b) offspring inherit two alleles per gene from each parent c) alleles of different genes are inherited independently of each otherd)  only one allele determines the phenotype in heterozygous individuals

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a) Parents with dominant phenotypes always have offspring with dominant phenotypes → FALSE

Parents with dominant phenotypes can be heterozygous, which can result to recessive phenotypes.


b) Offspring inherit two alleles per gene from each parent → FALSE 

Offspring can only inherit one allele per gene from a single parent.

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Which of the following can be concluded from Gregor Mendel's experiments with pea plants?

a) parents with dominant phenotypes always have offspring with dominant phenotypes 

b) offspring inherit two alleles per gene from each parent 

c) alleles of different genes are inherited independently of each other

d)  only one allele determines the phenotype in heterozygous individuals

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