Gregor Mendel Video: Six Experiments What did people believe about inheritance before Mendel’s research? Were they right? Others were so wrong that they thought that a ____________ was just a miniature person and that the ______ was just there to give it ______________. What plants did Mendel use for his experiments? Is pollen a male structure or a female structure? When Mendel crossed smooth peas with wrinkled peas, all of their offspring were _____________. After allowing his smooth peas to self-fertilize, Mendel found that some of their offspring were ____________. After counting all of his smooth and wrinkled peas, Mendel discovered that there were _______ smooth peas for every _________ wrinkled pea. Mendel discovered that ________ factors determine each trait like seed shape. People later decided to call Mendel’s factors or particles that determine inheritance ______________.