Assume that on the other side of wall surrounding Mendel’s garden, he threw left-over seeds.
Consider the physiology of the peas that he worked with seven paired traits that one generation of peas takes one year, and he finished his experiments in the year of 1865.
a) How many dissimilar combinations of the phenotypes could exist of such seven paired traits?
b) If a pea seed, heterozygous in all 7 loci grows and selfs, what proportion of its seeds will still be heterozygous in every trait?
c) What proportion would be heterozygous in each and every trait after two years?
d) What proportion would be heterozygous in each and every trait after 139 years?