Table I. Assessment of bud formation 25 d (experiments 1 and 2) or 32 d (experiment 3) after first HS

Bud set was assessed on a scale from 0 to 3, where 0 = no sign of bud set, 1 = beginning of bud formation (needle extension reduced, but no white bud scales evident), 2 = bud scales formed, and 3 = bud burst and resumption of growth.

ExperimentTransgenic LineBud Stage 0Bud Stage 1Bud Stage 2Bud Stage 3Percentage Bud Stage 1 to 3
1PaFTL2-ox10810100
PaFTL2-ox31021023
Control 1150000
2PaFTL2-ox10741100
PaFTL2-ox2181794
Control 1170000
Control 2111008
3PaFTL2-ox114220162
PaFTL2-ox2943044
Control 1590000