Table 5 Comparison of FFMM-A traits in a warmer vs. cooler greenhouse
TraitFFMM-A warmer greenhouseFFMM-A cooler greenhouse
Total plant height81.3 ± 9.4 cm***72.0 ± 4.5 cm
Ear leaf length64.2 ± 3.2 cm**60.2 ± 3.6 cm
Ear leaf width31.7 ± 2.3 mm30.6 ± 1.8 mm
Number of kernels on primary ear80.4 ± 34.5 kernels94.6 ± 25.6 kernels
Total dry seed weight of primary ear7.8 ± 3.2 g9.1 ± 2.5 g
Primary ear length7.5 ± 1.3 cm*6.7 ± 0.8 cm
Number of tassel branchesa3 branches3 branches
Days from planting to anther emergencea34 days***38 days
Days from planting to silkinga34 days***38 days
  • Comparison of the vigor of traits of FFMM-A 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, 0.01, and 0.001, respectively.

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