Table I.

Morphological characteristics of abh1 and WT

PropertyWTabh1
Length of the main stem (cm)1-a Exp 1: 34.03 ± 1.18 Exp 2: 26.65 ± 0.7929.5 ± 1.491-e 21.07 ± 0.71-e
No. of lateral branches1-a  Exp 1: 2.6 ± 0.22 Exp 2: 1.8 ± 0.292.9 ± 0.18 2 ± 0.39
No. of secondary stems1-a Exp 1: 4.28 ± 0.42 Exp 2: 4.85 ± 0.44.14 ± 0.34 4.42 ± 0.429
Length of the siliques1-b 1.45 ± 0.0171.41 ± 0.01
No. of seeds/siliques1-b 40.75 ± 1.8441.87 ± 2.16
Weight of seeds/plants (mg)1-c 68 ± 0.00770 ± 0.006
No. of petals per flower1-d 4.009 ± 0.094.049 ± 0.21

More than 20 abh1 and WT plants were grown in parallel in each experiment (Exp) after their growth was synchronized (see “Materials and Methods”). Plants used for measurements were selected randomly. Measurements were performed after 9 weeks, except for the petals, which were counted when flowers had opened (6–8 weeks). ses of the mean are shown.

    • F1-a n = 7 and 10 in Exp 1 and 2, respectively.

    • F1-b n = 30.

    • F1-c n = 10.

    • F1-d n = 100.

    • F1-e Significant difference from WT.