Parthenocarpy, Biology

Parthenocarpy

It is generally observed that the fruit develops after fertilization and it has fertile seeds inside it. However, this is not always so. Fruits of certain varieties of plants, such as edible banana (Musa sp.), tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), orange (Citrus sp.) and grapes (Vitis vinifera), develop without seeds.

In the seed-bearing bananas the three locules of the berry are occupied by large seeds, whereas in the parthenocarpic varieties, the ovules degenerate and the cells of the pericarp and septae proliferate to form the pulp regions. The phenomenon of formation of fruit without fertilization is known as Parthenocarpy.

Posted Date: 1/24/2013 12:31:19 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Parthenocarpy, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Parthenocarpy, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Parthenocarpy Discussions

Write discussion on Parthenocarpy
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Prevention of Infection 1. Strict asepsis practiced in ICU.  2. All the invasive lines are covered with sterile-drape.  3. Antibiotics-broad-spectrum ones are adm

What gum conditions may result from a failure to remove plaque? Gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontal disease (infection of the socket) might be result from a failure t


Functions of Synergids Ultra structurally the structure and concentration of cell organelles reveals that synergids are metabolically active. The following Wee functions are a

Define effect of Fat on quality and quantity of human milk? Fat content of milk appears to be subject to variability as compared to other constituents. The average fat content

Normal 0 false false false EN-IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

Define Sugar as a type of Carbohydrates? This group includes monosaccharide and disaccharides. List down the names of sugars under both these groups and check it out with those

Describe in brief about failing implant The failing implant may show evidence of pocketing, bleeding upon probing, purulence, and indicates the bone loss patterns are progressi

How many of each type of core histone would it take to wrap the entire human genome into nucleosomes? How has evolution solved the problem of producing such a large number of prote

What is the criterion used to classify hosts as intermediate hosts or as definitive hosts? The criterion used to classify hosts as intermediate hosts or as definitive hosts is