Table I.

Comparison of Arabidopsis wild-type and testa mutant seeds

GenotypeColorWeightLengthWidth
mg/100 seeds μm
ColBrown1.91 ± 0.02446.1 ± 35.2258.3 ± 24.7
EnBrown2.05 ± 0.01465.6 ± 32.2271.4 ± 20.2
Ler Brown1.78 ± 0.04433.6 ± 36.0272.0 ± 22.4
WsBrown1.75 ± 0.02444.3 ± 34.9254.8 ± 22.1
tt1-1 Yellow1.47 ± 0.01 * 1-a 393.4 ± 40.6 * 253.2 ± 27.2 *
tt2-1 Yellow1.52 ± 0.01 * 390.3 ± 28.8 * 271.0 ± 25.2n.s.
tt3-1 Yellow1.53 ± 0.04 * 414.4 ± 33.7 * 257.8 ± 21.5 *
tt4-1 Yellow1.66 ± 0.01 * 389.8 ± 33.1 * 269.8 ± 28.8n.s.
tt5-1 Yellow1.43 ± 0.01 * 376.6 ± 28.9 * 257.9 ± 30.9 *
tt6-1 Pale brown1.74 ± 0.01n.s.1-b 415.4 ± 32.4 * 247.6 ± 20.2 *
tt7-1 Pale brown1.54 ± 0.01 * 388.3 ± 31.4 * 237.2 ± 24.0 *
tt8-1 Yellow2.08 ± 0.03n.s.460.1 ± 39.6n.s.288.2 ± 26.0 *
tt9-1 Grayish-brown1.25 ± 0.04 * 367.8 ± 32.0 * 227.1 ± 21.0 *
tt10-1 Pale brown1.64 ± 0.02 * 428.8 ± 32.1n.s.260.2 ± 19.9 *
ttg1-1 Yellow1.74 ± 0.01n.s.434.9 ± 34.3n.s.263.8 ± 25.5 *
tt11-2 Pale brown2.00 ± 0.01 * 447.8 ± 28.9 * 268.0 ± 22.6n.s.
tt12-1 Pale brown1.77 ± 0.02n.s.427.2 ± 30.7 * 245.3 ± 21.5 *
tt13-1 Pale brown1.49 ± 0.01 * 393.5 ± 29.3 * 244.2 ± 23.7 *
tt14-1 Pale brown2.60 ± 0.01 * 512.6 ± 43.9 * 283.9 ± 26.5 *
ban-2 Grayish-green1.69 ± 0.01 * 410.5 ± 35.4 * 262.5 ± 22.1 *
ats-1 Brown1.51 ± 0.02 * 328.8 ± 42.2 * 296.2 ± 33.7 *
ap2-1 Brown2.16 ± 0.02 * 402.6 ± 43.9 * 309.3 ± 36.3 *
gl2-1 Brown1.81 ± 0.02n.s.424.5 ± 33.9n.s.269.6 ± 2.0n.s.

Values are means ± sd (n = 3 for seed weight and 100 for seed length and width).

    • F1-a *, Significant difference between the mutant and the corresponding WT at P = 0.05, according to Student'st-test.

    • F1-b n.s., No significant difference between the mutant and the corresponding WT at P = 0.05, according to Student's t-test.