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Jessica is preparing a plate of fruits for a party and cuts open a cantaloupe (Cucumis melo). A tough outer rind and soft, juicy tissue enclose many seeds (left). Knowing her friends will ask her to categorize this fruit, she panics, runs to her biology book, and opens it to Table 29.2. What does she find out?

Chapter 29, Problem 10SQ, Jessica is preparing a plate of fruits for a party and cuts open a cantaloupe (Cucumis melo). A

Summary Introduction

To determine:  How Person J would categorize the fruit cantaloupe (Cucumis melo).

Concept introduction: The ovary undergoes fertilization process to produce the fruits containing one or more seeds. The main functions of the fruits are for seed dispersal and for the protection. Fruits can be classified based upon the tissue type from which they form- true and accessory fruits. Based upon the arrangement and type of carpel present, the fruits can be classified into simple, aggregate and multiple fruits. The fruits can be either fleshy (juicy) or dry.

Explanation

The fruit cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) is a true fruit, simple fruit, fleshy (juicy) fruit and a type of berry called a pepo.

The fruit cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) is a true fruit because this type of fruit develops only from the walls of ovary and its contents.

The fruit cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) is a simple fruit because it is developed from a single ovary of a particular flower...

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