parthenocarpy

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parthenocarpy

the development of fruit without seeds due to lack of pollination, fertilization or embryo development.
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A Tares, Effect of Gibberellin and Auxin on Parthenocarpic Fruit Growth Induction in the CV Micro-Tom of Tomato, J.
Fruit of the Group C4 genotype (BGB 7; Barras, PI) are unusual in that they have no seeds (low NSS values) and contain only parthenocarpic sections (high NPS values).
In some species, however, failure of fertilization leads to formation of parthenocarpic fruits in tomato (Gorguet et al.
Sometimes there are parthenocarpic seeds because of lack of pollen during receptivity.
cantalupensis) in the summer and cucumber parthenocarpic in any season are the most-widely cultivated cucurbits in plastic greenhouses in these regions.
Parthenocarpic fruits develop without fertilization and are normally seedless.
Professor Ofer Bar-Yosef, from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, who co-led the research, said: "Once the parthenocarpic mutation occurred, humans must have recognised that the resulting fruits do not produce new trees, and fig tree cultivation became a common practice.
Beyond the relatively simple question of when a crop will flower, there are a number of problems in reproductive development, including pollen incompatibility in both self and cross species situations, apomixis, parthenocarpic fruit set, embryo abortion, viviparity, dormancy, and quality of seed.