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parthenocarpy

parthenocarpy The formation of fruit without prior fertilization of the flower by pollen. The resulting fruits are seedless and therefore do not contribute to the reproduction of the plant; examples are bananas and pineapples. Plant growth substances may have a role in this phenomenon, which can be induced by auxins in the commercial production of tomatoes and other fruits.

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parthenocarpy

parthenocarpy The development of an ovule to a fruit without fertilization.

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