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.


Recessive Gene Normal Fruit Single Recessive Gene Parthenocarpic Fruit Fertile Pollen 
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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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