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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The condition represents a special kind of parthenocarpy where in addition to the ovaries; staminodes which are rudiments of androecium in the unisexual female flowers also grow to form multiple fruit-like structures.
Seedless fruits can develop in one of two ways: either the fruit develops without any fertilization (Parthenocarpy), or pollination triggers fruit development but the ovules or embryos abort without producing mature seeds (stenospermocarpy).
Ramos-Ordonez MF, Arizmendi MC (2011) Parthenocarpy, attractiveness and seed predation by birds in Bursera morelensis.
They cover carpel evolution, genoecium patterning in Arabidopsis, the ins and outs of ovule development, fertilization and fruit initiation, Arabidopsis fruit development, long-distance seed dispersal, seed dispersal and crop domestication, factors influencing the ripening and quality of fleshy fruits, and parthenocarpy in crop plants.
Parthenocarpy, the ability to produce fruit without fertilisation, was fostered in M.
This process is called parthenocarpy, and occurs in fruits that are seedless.
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Gibberellins are involved in numerous physiological processes in plants: stem growth elongation, bolting and flowering, seed germination, dormancy, sex expression, fruit growth, and parthenocarpy.
In this case, it concerns female-flowering cultivars, that can nevertheless bear fruit by parthenocarpy. Such cultivars can pass on their genes if a breeder crosses them with a monoecious or a male-flowering cucumber cultivar.