Parthenocarpy in Tomato

  • A. N. Lukyanenko
Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 14)


Tomato is a self-pollinated crop and normally produces seeded fruits when fertilization takes place. The current cultivars set fruits within a narrow range of temperatures of 15° to 21°C (night) and 30° to 35°C (day). Beyond these range of temperatures generally there is no fruit set because of the lack of production of sufficient amounts of fertile pollen and difficulties in pollination and fertilization. A low degree of flower fertilization and fruit set is observed in tomato plants grown in glasshouses with low light intensity and short days.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Lukyanenko
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  1. 1.Plant Breeding StationKrymsk-4, Krasnodar RegionUSSR

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