Table 3. Outer epidermal wall thickness throughout development

Data are presented as means ± se. daa, Days after anthesis; OEW, outer epidermal cell wall. Asterisks indicate statistically significant differences compared with the wild type of the same developmental stage and OEW region by t test (***P < 0.001).

StageCuticleNoncutinized OEW
cv Microtomcus1-acv Microtomcus1-a
μm
Ovary0.073 ± 0.0020.070 ± 0.0020.423 ± 0.0380.431 ± 0.027
5 daa0.083 ± 0.0030.084 ± 0.0030.595 ± 0.0140.659 ± 0.031
10 daa0.266 ± 0.0070.259 ± 0.0091.088 ± 0.0911.016 ± 0.059
15 daa5.068 ± 0.1410.428 ± 0.009***2.569 ± 0.1661.585 ± 0.059***
Red ripe5.581 ± 0.1820.770 ± 0.040***2.694 ± 0.1532.432 ± 0.107