The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Vol. 50 No: 1
Effects of Growth Regulators on Fruit and Seed Development in Eggplant (Solanum Melongena L.)
J. NOTHMANN and D. KOLLER
Treatments with gibberellin (GA3) induced the development of completely seedless fruits during all seasons. The auxin-like substances, 2, 4-dicholorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), napthaleneacetic acid (NAA) and napthoxyacetic acid (NOA), induced the development of degenerated seeds, both in the period of normal seed development (summer) and in the period of climate-induced seedlessness (winter).
The apparent cause of seed degeneration and of seedlessness, as affected by different factors, is discussed.
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