Relationship between fruit weight, seed set and carpelloid development in Capsicum annuum genotype 'Bruinsma Wonder'. A: A positive correlation between fruit weight (in grams) and seed number up to about 100 seeds (n = 101). B: positive correlation between percentage of seedless fruit and CLS weight (closed symbols, solid line, R2 = 0.99) but not with CLS number (open symbols, dashed line, R2 = 0.17). Fruits obtained from untreated flowers (♦, ◊), emasculated flowers (●, o), or emasculated flowers that were treated with NAA (■, □) or GA3 (▲, Δ). C-E: Positive correlation between fruit weight (excluding CLS weight) and CLS weight in fruits obtained from C: emasculated (n = 57), D: NAA treated (n = 84), or E: GA3 treated (n = 139) flowers. Only fruits of at least 76 g were considered as parthenocarpic and were used for our analysis.
Tiwari et al. BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:143 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-11-143