Gregor mendel called the generation created by cross breeding the parental generation the?
I think its cross filial generation...
If Gregor Mendel didn't use plants that were not true breeding then would he have discovered dominant and recessive traits?
Gregor Mendle tried to answer the question of how inherited traits are passed on from generation to generation, through his laws of heredity. His careful cross-breeding of thousands of pea plants led Mendel to key insights, now called Mendel's Laws of Heredity, about how inherited traits are passed on from generation to generation. -via ChaCha
Gregor Johann Mendel A monk with a scientific streak, Mendel made botanical discoveries which became the basis of modern genetics. His careful cross-breeding of thousands of pea plants led Mendel to key insights, now called Mendel's Laws of Heredity, about how inherited traits are passed on from generation to generation.
He undertook several breeding experiments with peas and thus he deduced the general rules of inheritance. His work was purely phenomenological, as he didn't understand how the characteristics were being passed down from generation to generation, but his works (when rediscovered) were a good start, as he was among the first biologists to use mathematical methods in his experiments.
Since the dominant allele in pea plant breeding is the tall allele, all of the offspring of this cross were tall. However, when he crossed two tall plants from the first filial generation, 75% of the second filial generation were tall, and 25% of the second filial generation were short, thus hinting at the mechanism of what we today recognize as genetic inheritance.
What scientist contributed to the understanding of how genetic information is passed from generation to generation?
That specific, individual traits could be passed on from one generation to another. The prevalent idea at the time -- one held by Charles Darwin -- was that the breeding of two living thngs with different traits would result in a mixing of these two traits. For example, that breeding a white horse with a black horse would result in a spotted horse, or a grey one. Mendel was able to show that, instead, such…
Mendel derived certain basic laws of heredity. Hereditary factors do not combine, but are passed intact. Each member of the parental generation transmits only half of its hereditary factors to each offspring. Different offspring of the same parents receive different sets of traits. Mendel's work became the foundation for modern genetics.