Role of pollination in yield and physicochemical properties of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum)‎

Joint Authors

Tariq, Muhammad
Ansari, Muhammad Javid
Bashir, Muhammad Amjad
Alfi, Abd Mahmud
Ata, Saghir
Rahmani, Muhammad Ishaq Asif
Ghramh, Hamid Ali
Batul, Tahir
Khan, Khalid Ali

Source

Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences

Issue

Vol. 25, Issue 7 (30 Nov. 2018), pp.1291-1297, 7 p.

Publisher

Saudi Biological Society

Publication Date

2018-11-30

Country of Publication

Saudi Arabia

No. of Pages

7

Main Subjects

Biology

Topics

Abstract EN

Very little is known about pollination and its effects on the yield and physicochemical properties of flowering plants in tropical countries.

Wind and insect pollinators are among our natural resources because pollination is the most important ecosystem service performed by wind and insects, and is vital to the socio-economic status of human beings.

In this experiment, different pollination methods for tomato plants were examined.

Self-pollination was encouraged by covering the plants with a plastic sheet.

Wind and insects were excluded from these plants, and thus only self-pollination was possible.

The experiment occurred during the flowering stage.

Wind-pollinated plants were covered with a muslin cloth, which excluded insects, and only wind could pass through the cloth.

For insect pollination, plants remained uncovered, allowing free access to insects to pollinate the flowers.

At fruit maturity, when fruits were completely red, fruits from each treatment were harvested on the same date and under the same conditions.

Results illustrated the substantial importance of insects as pollinators of tomato crops.

Open field had greater tomato yield and positive effects on physicochemical properties on fruit than under self and wind pollination.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Bashir, Muhammad Amjad& Alfi, Abd Mahmud& Khan, Khalid Ali& Rahmani, Muhammad Ishaq Asif& Ansari, Muhammad Javid& Ata, Saghir…[et al.]. 2018. Role of pollination in yield and physicochemical properties of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences،Vol. 25, no. 7, pp.1291-1297.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-896322

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Bashir, Muhammad Amjad…[et al.]. Role of pollination in yield and physicochemical properties of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 25, no. 7 (Nov. 2018), pp.1291-1297.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-896322

American Medical Association (AMA)

Bashir, Muhammad Amjad& Alfi, Abd Mahmud& Khan, Khalid Ali& Rahmani, Muhammad Ishaq Asif& Ansari, Muhammad Javid& Ata, Saghir…[et al.]. Role of pollination in yield and physicochemical properties of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 2018. Vol. 25, no. 7, pp.1291-1297.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-896322

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 1296-1297

Record ID

BIM-896322