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2005 Abhaya Dandekar Seedlessness Strategies

Evaluating and Validating Seedlessness Strategies for Citrus

Seedy citrus fruit are a major quality issue and of significant concern to the citrus industry. Elimination of seed formation would be a valuable trait for many citrus cultivars, especially the mandarin varieties and seedy lemon varieties. In this project we will evaluate the role of ovule specific regulation of auxin to induce parthenocarpy in citrus.