Table V. Infrared parameters calculated from ATR-FTIR cutin spectra

Significant differences are indicated by different letters according to one-way ANOVA with P < 0.05 or with asterisks according to Student’s t tests with P < 0.01 (**). a.u., Arbitrary units.

Plantγ-Band AreaEsterification IndexICOOR-ICOOH
a.u.
VIGS-Ready
 Purple1.74 ± 0.10 a0.96 ± 0.01 b1.12 ± 0.02 b
 Red1.50 ± 0.09 a0.97 ± 0.00 b1.14 ± 0.03 b
 Pink0.27 ± 0.07 b1.14 ± 0.02 a1.48 ± 0.01 a
cv Moneymaker
 Red2.00 ± 0.110.90 ± 0.011.05 ± 0.01
 Pink0.55 ± 0.06**1.12 ± 0.01**1.39 ± 0.02**
cv Gardener’s Delight
 Red2.08 ± 0.08**0.78 ± 0.01**0.83 ± 0.02
 Pink0.53 ± 0.071.07 ± 0.011.29 ± 0.03**