Table 2. Epidermal cell size and shape

Aspect ratio is dimensionless. Data presented as means ± se. Asterisks indicate statistically significant differences compared with the wild type of the same developmental stage by t test (*P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, and ***P < 0.001).

Parameters15 daaRed Ripe
cv Microtomcus1-acv Microtomcus1-a
Area (μm2)163.97 ± 13.80229.39 ± 12.39*293.93 ± 11.47337.38 ± 18.03
Perimeter (μm)47.74 ± 1.6455.65 ± 1.54*66.30 ± 1.3778.17 ± 2.88*
Radial width (μm)11.26 ± 0.8816.39 ± 0.37**14.97 ± 0.3114.62 ± 0.95
Tangential width (μm)15.42 ± 0.6914.22 ± 0.7824.66 ± 0.6431.24 ± 0.75***
Aspect ratio0.74 ± 0.031.20 ± 0.07**0.61 ± 0.020.47 ± 0.04**