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While eating watermelons, all of us wish it was seedless. As a plant physiologist can you suggest any method by which this can be achieved.

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The process of parthenocarpy produces seedless fruits. This is a process in which fruits are developed without fertilisation, so, seeds are not formed in the fruit. Artificially parthenocarpy can be induced by spraying auxin and gibberellin to produce seedless watermelons.


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