TABLE 5

psc mutant plants have altered growth

Growth parametersWild typepsc mutant% WT
Plant height (cm)208.8 ± 2.4184.3* ± 3.988.3
Leaf number20.9 ± 0.219.1* ± 0.391.2
Days to anthesis79.0 ± 0.382.8* ± 0.6104.8
Days to silking79.8 ± 0.484.1* ± 0.7105.2
Kernel weight (mg)18.1 ± 0.614.9* ± 0.682.3
Kernel number589.3 ± 16.5439.5* ± 14.574.6
Ear length (cm)14.3 ± 0.310.8* ± 0.375.5
Tassel length (cm)39.9 ± 1.028.5* ± 1.171.4
Tassel branch number7.0 ± 0.14.1* ± 0.758.6
  • Values are the means ± the standard error. (N = 12) WT, wild type. Kernel weight is the average of 100 kernels. *Significantly different from wild type at P ≤ 0.05 using Student's t-test.