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- Perfect Syncarpy in Apple (Malus x domestica ‘Summerland McIntosh’) and its Implications for Pollination, Seed Distribution and Fruit Production (Rosaceae: Maloideae)

TABLE 1. The distribution of seed-bearing carpels for each pollination treatment in 2002 and 2003

Year No. of stigmas pollinated No. of fruit % Fruit with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 seed-bearing carpels



0
1
2
3
4
5
2002 0 0
  1 17 35·3 23·5 41·2
  2 29 10·3 17·2 72·5
  3 36 13·9 86·1
  4 30 3·4 13·3 83·3
  5 38 26·3 73·7
2003 0 0
  1 17 41·2 23·5 35·3
  2 18 5·6 94·4
  3 12 16·7 83·3
  4 18 11·1 88·9
  5 13 23·1 76·9

Values indicate percentages of fruit with seed bearing carpels from each treatment; highest percentage values within a row are in italic; bold in two diagonal rows indicates the distribution of seeds in carpels expected under imperfect syncarpy.



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