TABLE 1

Average phenotypes of TC1 progeny, F2 progeny, and the parental accessions

TraitTC1 progeny
 (n = 295)F2 progeny
 (n = 164)Chalco teosinteaBalsas teosintebMaize A158c
Macrohairs11.54 ± 0.7822.50 ± 1.2241.65 ± 3.47 0.0 ± 0.000.0 ± 0.0
Pigment intensity 1.26 ± 0.07d 2.79 ± 0.16 3.37 ± 0.161.51 ± 0.120.0 ± 0.0
  • a n = 26 for macrohair counts; n = 55 for anthocyanin scoring.

  • b n = 26 for macrohair counts; n = 53 for anthocyanin scoring.

  • c n = 20 for macrohair counts and for anthocyanin scoring.

  • d For the purpose of comparison, the TC1 scores were converted to the F2 scale as described in materials and methods.

  • Average phenotypes ±SE are reported as the number of macrohairs counted per 14.8 mm2 at the same allometric place on each plant and quantitative score units for pigmentation on a scale from 0 to 6.