California Agriculture in the Classroom

How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics

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How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics

This three-minute video does a great job of quickly explaining several key concepts. Cleverly animated peas illustrate the difference between dominant and recessive traits and how these traits can be diagrammed using Punnett squares. The difference between genotype and phenotype is also covered, and the importance of Mendel's discoveries is nicely put into a modern-day context.

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Hortensia Jiménez Díaz

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TED-Ed

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