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Pinchas Spiegel-Roy, Aliza Vardi, Yosef Yaniv, Luba Fanberstein, Avraham Elhanati, and Nir Carmi

cold-sensitive and is therefore cultivated in regions with mild winters. When fruit development is separated from fertilization and seed development, the resulting parthenocarpic fruits are seedless ( Fos et al., 2000 ; Robinson and Reiners, 1999

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Gilbert Miller and Jeremy Greene

Polyform, Inc., Morrow, GA). Watermelon plants were transplanted and watered in by hand on 24 Apr. each year. Mickylee (BASF Nunhems) plants were used as pollinizers at a one pollinizer plant to three seedless plants ratio. The cotton variety DP1050B2RF

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Jude W. Grosser, Divya Kainth, and Manjul Dutt

prices in the markets. Another highly desired trait in commercial grapefruit cultivars these days is seedlessness. Seedless varieties of fruits like banana, watermelon, grapes, and plantain are available in the market and sell more than their seedy

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Jude W. Grosser, Hyun Joo An, Milica Calovic, Dong H. Lee, Chunxian Chen, Monica Vasconcellos, and Frederick G. Gmitter Jr

interploid crosses for triploid production ( Grosser and Gmitter, 2009 ). In fact, citrus somatic hybridization has proven to be a key tool to generate allotetraploid breeding parents for use in interploid crosses to generate seedless triploids for mandarin

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David A. Munter, James J. Luby, and Neil O. Anderson

genotypes, four objectives to study the reproductive traits were investigated to determine: 1) Pollen viability of Z. americanum , 2) whether autonomous apomixis was the predominant floral reproductive mechanism, 3) the presence of seedless fruit

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Wenjing Guan, Daniel S. Egel, Larry D. Sutterer, and Alexander D. Plummer

Seedless cucumber, also known as greenhouse cucumber, is a popular and high-value crop found in many local food markets. Like tomato, cucumber is sold for premium prices in early-season markets ( Curtis et al., 2012 ). Seedless cucumber plants are

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Atsu Yamasaki, Akira Kitajima, Norihiro Ohara, Mitsutoshi Tanaka, and Kojiro Hasegawa

Seedlessness is one of the most important breeding objectives in citrus. Seedlessness is caused by several factors such as self-incompatibility, male or female sterility, early arrested seed after fertilization, and so on. However, self

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Justin Scheiner, Larry Stein, John R. Clark, James N. Moore, Margaret Worthington, and James Kamas

‘Southern Sensation Seedless’ is a table grape cultivar ( Vitis hybrid) developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. It is the second cooperative release with Texas A&M University ( Moore et al., 2011 ). ‘Southern

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John R. Clark, Taunya Ernst, Amanda J. Vance, and Bernadine C. Strik

‘Compassion’ seedless table grape is the newest cultivar ( Vitis hybrid) released by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, bringing to 13, the total number of releases from the program ( Clark, 2010 ; Clark and Moore, 2013 ). It

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Dario J. Chavez and José X. Chaparro

Seedless or low seed content is an important trait for fresh and processed citrus fruit in the United States and the world. Yamasaki et al. (2007) described how seedlessness in citrus can be produced by several factors, including self