While eating watermelons, all of us wish it were seedless. As a plant physiologist can you suggest any method by which this can be achieved?

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To have seedless watermelons, there needs to be a cross hybridisation that occurs between a tetraploid female parent and a diploid male. This results in a triploid plant which has three sets of chromosomes. This particular genome thus produces the watermelon to not contain seeds.

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