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Where the farmers get seeds of no-seeded watermelon to plant them?
8 de mar de 2011 2:23
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Haha...you had to ask: "seedless watermelons require a chemical treatment of the parent plant. Simply stated, the number of chromosomes (the threadlike bodies within cells that contain the inheritance units called genes) in a normal watermelon plant is doubled by the use of the chemical colchicine. Doubling a normal (diploid) watermelon results in a tetraploid plant (one having four sets of chromosomes). When the tetraploid plant is bred back, or pollinated, by a diploid or normal plant, the resulting seed produces a triploid plant that is basically a "mule" of the plant kingdom, and it produces seedless watermelons. Seed of seedless varieties are available from most major seed companies." Source Reference: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/botany/question349.htm http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/newsletters/hortupdate/ http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071007110342AA9iXWC
8 de Marzo de 2011
Haha thank you all!
8 de Marzo de 2011
Quite a logical question
8 de Marzo de 2011
Seed-less watermelon is not grown from seeds. ^_^
8 de Marzo de 2011
Seed-less watermelon is not grown from seeds. :)
8 de Marzo de 2011
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