Table I.

Arabidopsis and salt cress plant stomatal and pavement cell densities (stomata or pavement cells per mm2) and stomatal index of adult-phase leaf blades

ArabidopsisSalt Cress
Adaxial Rosette LeafAdaxial Rosette LeafAdaxial Cauline Leaf
Stomatal density101.3 ± 11.3203.3 ± 40.6a114.3 ± 31.3
Pavement cell243.2 ± 18.4500.6 ± 151.4a295.1 ± 102.3
Stomatal index29.4 ± 1.029.5 ± 3.5628.3 ± 3.0
  • Values are means ± sd, n = 9.

  • a Significantly different from Arabidopsis (P < 0.001; Student's t test).