Table I.

Mean values of the five leaf growth variables measured in the parental lines Ler and An-1 (n = 8)

*, **, and ***, Significant difference between the two accessions with P values <0.05, <0.01, and <0.001, respectively.

Leaf Growth Variables (Abbreviations, Units)Mean for LerMean for An-1
Rosette leaf area (RA, cm2)11.62.05***
Rosette leaf number (LN, leaf)129.18*
Leaf 6 area (AL6, cm2)0.860.22***
Epidermal cell area (CA, μm2)1,3542,293***
Epidermal cell number (CN, cells)75,64518,329***