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In which of the following, parthenocarpy makes no sense?

a)

Bnana

b)

Orange

c)

Lemon

d)

Pomegranate


Question ID - 2179 | Toppr Answer

In which of the following, parthenocarpy makes no sense?

a)

Bnana

b)

Orange

c)

Lemon

d)

Pomegranate

1 Answer - 5876 Votes

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Answer Key : (d) -

(d)

Parthenocarpy (Gr. parthenos=virgin (false); karpos=fruit) is the production and development of seedless fruits without fertilization of an egg in the ovary. Presently, a number of fruit varieties have been altered genetically to undergo parthenocarpic development besides, hormonal treatment has been also found to induce parthenocarpy in certain plants. In banana, orange, lemon, guava, etc, seedless fruits are useful as there is no use of seeds in eating them. But in pomegranate, it is the seed coat of the seed, which is fleshy and edible. So, fruit is useless without the seeds in it and thus, parthenocarpy makes no sense in pomegranate.



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