Mutagenesis by chemicals - watermelon

Take home message

Scientist caused chemical mutations to create seedless watermelons. Today, 85% of the commercial watermelons are seedless, from triploid vines, pollinated by diploid vines.  

The creation of the seedless watermelon

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Woodburn, John H. Professor O.J. Eigsti and the Seedless Watermelon. Pentland Press, 1999.