Table 5

Mean productivity and selected phenotypic characteristics of four Golden Promise T1 lines (two experiments) and one Scarlett line, silenced via biolistic method
Cultivar / line Disturbed plants (plant number) Number of seeds Grain yield (g) 1000 grain weight (g) Weight of roots (mg) Height of plants (cm) Spike length (cm) Number of spikes setting seeds
Golden Promise – experiment I
5* 14 – 22 empty spikes (5/1, 5/3, 5/5) 101.3 ±29.3 2.61 ±0.56 26.2 ±2.74 90.7 ±19.0 63.3 ±3.14 8.5 ±0.57 11.5 ±7.58
6 no growth (6/4, 6/5) one spike (6/6) 112.8 ±74.6 3.68 ±2.56 32.2 ±5.65 62.6 ±16.5 58.8 ±6.83 9.13 ±0.42 6.80 ±3.70
Control GP I 123.5 ±47.3 4.28 ±1.24 36.85 ±7.61 52 71.28 ±2.80 8.75 ±5.02 9.03 ±4.80
Golden Promise – experiment II
4 two spikes (4/6) 192 ±85.38 5.40 ±2.72 26.6p ±5.62 51.83 ±9.64 83.33 ±3.56 8.22 ±0.66 13,2 ±9,0
5 15 - 22 empty spikes (5/9, 5/10) 172.50 ±103.78 5.85 ±3.76 33.48 ±1.77 56.00 ±9.01 76.50 ±3.02 9.22 ±0.44 13.7 ±5,5
6 no germin. (10 seeds); no growth (6/9, 6/12) 318.25 ±117.84 12.02 ±4.34 37.85 ±2.33 44.20 ±12.21 82.00 ±1.41 8.45 ±0.70 12.00 ±3.2
7 117.33 ±57.84 3.46p ±1.99 29.6p ±9.06 56.67 ±16.12 77.00 ±5.33 8.82 ±1.18 11.50 ±4.2
Control GP II 218 ±66.5 7.85 ±2.40 36.0 ±1.97 52.7 ±16.6 80.2 ±4,15 9.09 ±0.57 12.1 ±2.32
Scarlett
17 126.3 ±81.4 3.73 ±2.58 27.3p ±6.96 103.0p ±14.8 58.8 ±11.4 7.63 ±1.41 8.17 ±3.31
Control S (3) 140.0 ±24.5 5.78 ±0.96 41.4 ±0.52 58.7 ±30,0 70.0 ±3.00 8.60 ±0.70 9.33 ±3.21

* – 4 to 6 plants in each line; p – P<0,05.

Zalewski et al.

Zalewski et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:206   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-206

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