Monohybrid Cross -
• The crosses so conducted or accomplished by Mendel are called Monohybrid Cross.
• In this plants differ and diverge in their contrasting traits
• Example of Monohybrid Cross: Tall or dwarf, violet-flowered, white- flowered etc
• A cross was made by taking the pollen grains from 1 type of plant to fertilize the egg of the other and then collecting the offspring’s in the form of seeds.
• Mendel extended his work by including 2 or 3 pairs of contrasting characters in his crosses which came to be known as Trihybrid and Dihybrid crosses.
• The process and practice of crossing remained the same as in Monohybrid.
• The first generation (F1) was self or self- fertilized to give rise to second generation (F2) progeny.