Table III. Comparison of lateral organ shape and internode length in the NILs and lines overexpressing SUN

L/W, Length-width ratio; nd, not determined.

TraitsLA1589 BackgroundP ValueSun1642 BackgroundP Value
LA1589eeLA1589ppOverexpressorpp versus eepp versus oxSun1642eeSun1642ppOverexpressorpp versus eepp versus ox
Sepal shape (L/W)7.02 ± 0.385.57 ± 0.2013.41 ± 0.92<0.001<0.0019.75 ± 2.686.81 ± 0.7325.89 ± 1.910.002<0.001
Petal shape (L/W)4.94 ± 0.224.71 ± 0.166.89 ± 0.130.107<0.0013.20 ± 0.842.86 ± 0.094.89 ± 0.490.0120.003
Stamen shape (L/W)6.09 ± 0.736.21 ± 0.587.35 ± 0.510.7890.0023.84 ± 1.003.28 ± 0.165.18 ± 0.410.005<0.001
Ovary shape (L/W)1.24 ± 0.061.15 ± 0.063.02 ± 0.890.036<0.0011.17 ± 0.311.05 ± 0.033.25 ± 0.66<0.001<0.001
Cotyledon shape (L/W)4.95 ± 0.264.53 ± 0.318.41 ± 0.340.011<0.0013.63 ± 0.283.16 ± 0.315.99 ± 0.200.038<0.001
Terminal leaflet shape (L/W)2.31 ± 0.232.04 ± 0.082.16 ± 0.070.0020.0012.23 ± 0.151.76 ± 0.141.95 ± 0.060.0010.077
Leaflet distal angle (degree)a54.62 ± 1.7964.60 ± 2.6526.26 ± 2.760.008<0.00149.59 ± 1.4358.83 ± 2.7228.06 ± 1.860.017<0.001
Leaflet proximal indentationb0.046 ± 0.0160.112 ± 0.0130.002 ± 0.0020.007<0.0010.008 ± 0.0060.025 ± 0.0110.000 ± 0.0000.2130.056
Hypocotyl length (cm)2.93 ± 0.562.99 ± 0.55nd0.878nd3.65 ± 0.803.32 ± 0.59nd0.097nd
Internode length (cm)5.61 ± 1.216.27 ± 1.19nd0.106nd5.33 ± 0.535.45 ± 0.80nd0.685nd
  • a The distal angle of leaflet was measured at the position of 10% above the tip by the Tomato Analyzer software.

  • b The proximal indentation was evaluated by the indentation area relative to total fruit area.