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Genetics. 2007 Dec;177(4):2531-4.

The tetrad-pollen model fails to explain the bias in Mendel's pea (Pisum sativum) experiments.

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Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA.

Abstract

For >40 years, geneticists and science historians have appealed to the tetrad-pollen model as an explanation of the bias toward expectation in Mendel's data, albeit without experimental support. Our experiments demonstrate that pollen sampling during self-pollination in pea conforms to the binomial distribution with no evidence of a tetrad-pollen effect.

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18073445
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PMC2219470
DOI:
10.1534/genetics.107.079970
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