Biology 12th Edition

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Chapter 11 - Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance - Engage - Thinking Scientifically - Page 206: 2


Blending refers to the mixing of parental characteristics to form the trait of the offspring. For example, obtaining pink flowers from red and white parents. The particulate theory states that genetic "particles" from parents are reshuffled and randomly pulled to define the characteristics of the offspring.

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The blending theory was widely accepted until Gregor Mendel proposed and proved the particulate concept.
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