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Seedless mangoes
« on: July 22, 2014, 05:31:19 PM »

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Re: Seedless mangoes
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 05:37:32 PM »
interesting...I wonder what the inside of the fruit looks like,and if there is an aborted seed in the middle that you must avoid?

also wonder if it's a natural hybrid, or a genetically modified organism?

the article said nothing about this being created in a lab....so I'm guessing it's just a seedless hybrid?

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Re: Seedless mangoes
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 05:51:41 PM »
Just by the title of the article, "Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes", the word "develop" would make one believe it was is not completely natural.
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Re: Seedless mangoes
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 05:56:26 PM »
Just by the title of the article, "Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes", the word "develop" would make one believe it was is not completely natural.

Possibly, but it is also possible it wasn't achieved through GM. After all, there are seedless lychees, loquats, all kinds of things. The real question is the issue of taste. Thornless cultivars of berries seem to be bland compared to their thorny counterparts in my experience.

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Re: Seedless mangoes
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 05:57:45 PM »
Just by the title of the article, "Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes", the word "develop" would make one believe it was is not completely natural.

lol I can already see how this could "develop" into a debate about semantics.... :D

but I agree...the article was not really detailed...seemed questionable...why not have a pic of the fruit showing this discovery?  that would be amazing to see some good photos.... but maybe we are asking too much...


 

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