Practical aspects, and the use of male sterility in the production of hybrid tomato seed


Hybrid seed production steps are evaluated and the pertinent literature reviewed. Experimental data are presented of environmental effects on pollination efficiency, pollen germination, and speed of pollen tube growth. A comparison between the use of male sterile and male fertile ovule parents bears out the superior efficiency of the former in hybrid seed production.

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This work was aided in 1963 by a grant from the National Council for Research and Development (Israel). Contribution from the National and University Institute of Agriculture, Rehovot. Israel 1966 Series; No. 1077-E.

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Lapushner, D., Frankel, R. Practical aspects, and the use of male sterility in the production of hybrid tomato seed. Euphytica 16, 300–310 (1967).

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  • Experimental Data
  • Plant Physiology
  • Pollen Tube
  • Environmental Effect
  • Seed Production