Table 6 Comparison of FFMM-B traits in a warmer vs. cooler greenhouse
TraitFFMM-B warmer greenhouseFFMM-B cooler greenhouse
Total plant height95.1 ± 8.9 cm***83.1 ± 5.9 cm
Ear leaf length67.5 ± 4.0 cm68.0 ± 2.6 cm
Ear leaf width40.1 ± 4.0 mm43.1 ± 4.1 mm*
Number of kernels on primary ear117.8 ± 23.4 kernels108.2 ± 27.8 kernels
Total dry seed weight of primary ear9.8 ± 2.6 g10.3 ± 2.5 g
Primary ear length8.5 ± 0.9 cm*7.8 ± 0.7 cm
Number of tassel branchesa9 branches8 branches
Days from planting to anther emergencea35 days***39 days
Days from planting to silkinga36 days***41 days
  • Comparison of the vigor of traits of FFMM-B in two different relative temperature conditions, representing a subset of a larger group of two-way ANOVA and K-sample median tests. The significance values are assigned to the more vigorous treatment if there was a significant difference between the two. The first six trait values given are a mean ± SD, while the last three are median values. * and *** represent significance values of 0.05 and 0.001, respectively.

  • a Median value is given; a K-sample median test was used to analyze significance of interaction.