Table I.

The cia1 mutant has reduced numbers of leaf cells compared to wild type

24 d35 d
Cell Size
    Wild type127.6 ± 34.2135.4 ± 42.4
143.2 ± 35.1
    cia1111.9 ± 22.9108.6 ± 42.4
111.6 ± 26.3
Cell Number
    Wild type92.3 ± 4.991 ± 1.0
75.5 ± 0.6
    cia144.6 ± 2.848.3 ± 0.6
34.7 ± 2.1
  • The first true leaves from two 24-d-old plants and one 35-d-old plant were measured. For cell-size measurement, 418 and 204 cells from 24-d-old wild-type and mutant leaves, respectively, and 55 and 39 cells from 35-d-old wild-type and mutant leaves, respectively, were measured. Wild-type leaves had significantly larger cells and a higher number of cells (P < 0.05).