Kinin-Induced Parthenocarpy in the Fig, Ficus carica L

Science  19 Mar 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3664, pp. 1468-1469
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3664.1468


Parthenocarpic Calimyrna fig fruits induced with a kinin were identical morphologically to those previously produced parthenocarpically with auxin or gibberellin. Thus, the three types of endogenous hormones thought to originate in the seeds and to stimulate directly fruit growth can be supplied by plant parts other than seeds.