Table I. Diameter, height, and internode numbers of the wild type and SUT3RNAi lines at harvest

Values shown are means ± se (n = 7 biological replicates). Student’s t test P values are denoted with asterisks: *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01.

ParameterWild TypeSUT3RNAi-1SUT3RNAi-2SUT3RNAi-3
Stem diameter (mm)12.3 ± 0.311.3 ± 0.4*10.6 ± 0.1**11.3 ± 0.3*
Stem height (cm)178 ± 1.7167 ± 2.3**153 ± 2.8**161 ± 1.7**
Internode number58 ± 267 ± 2**59 ± 363 ± 2**
Average number of internodes per cm0.3 ± 0.0050.4 ± 0.007**0.4 ± 0.004**0.4 ± 0.004**