A capsicum flower has 240 ovules in its ovary. But, it produces a fruit with only 180 viable seeds.
Ovules develop into viable seeds which are capable of germination under suitable environmental conditions. Viability is influenced by various conditions like humidity, temperature, and availability of oxygen. Viability can be lost due to:
(2) damage to the embryo
(3) denaturation of enzymes
(4) extremely high temperatures
(5) excessively dry weather
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