a1 Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Agricultural Botany, Rehovot, Israel
Low-temperature stress in eggplant during the cool season causes gradual loss of pollen fertility and leads to the development of seedless fruit, but female fertility is not similarly affected. The temperature-induced male sterility is transient, and full pollen fertility is regained with normal seed development, as temperature conditions improve.
(Accepted July 13 1974)
* Contribution from the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel. 1973 Series, No. 336-E.