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The text outlines some of the problems Frederick William I encountered in his attempt to breed tall Potsdam Guards.

  1. a. Why were the results he obtained so different from those obtained by Mendel with short and tall pea plants?
  2. b. Why were most of the children shorter than their tall parents?

a.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The reason behind obtaining different results in the study conducted by Frederick William as compared to those obtained by Mendel with short and tall pea plants.

Introduction: Gregor Mendel carried out his experiments on pea plant, whereas King Frederick William worked on human genetics. There is a difference between the numbers of genes present for a particular trait in both the organisms.

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King William Frederick studied the trait of height in humans, but the results were not as same as what Mendel got during his study with pea plant. Frederick Williams obtained a continuous distribution of multiple phenotypes between the two extreme traits that were used for breeding. On the contrary, Mendel obtained the phenotype of the offspring most likely as the parental phenotype. This variation in the result was due to the difference in the number of genes present for a particular trait...

b.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The reason behind the short height of most of the children as compared to their tall parents.

Introduction: Gregor Mendel carried out his experiments on pea plant, whereas King Frederick William worked on human genetics. There is a difference between the number of genes present for a particular trait in both the organisms

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