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Blending Hypothesis

Genetic material from both parents mix, like yellow and blue paint mix to make green.

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Particulate Hypothesis/The Gene Idea

Parents pass on discrete heritable units that retain their identities in future offspring.

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Gregor Mendel

Started studying in about 1857, used garden peas.

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Character

A heritable feature, like hair or eye color.

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Trait

A variant of a character, like brown hair and green eyes.

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True Breeding

Always passes down the same phenotypic traits.

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Hybridization

The study used by Mendel to study the process of inheritance.

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P Generation

The parents, true breeding in Mendel's experiments.

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F1 Generation

Hybrid offspring of the P generation. All of the offspring had the dominant phenotype.

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F2 Generation

Hybrid offspring of the F1 generation. 3/4 of this generation were the dominant phenotype, 1/4 was recessive.