Altered expression of SlCOBRA-like and cracking phenotype in transgenic tomato fruits. (A) SlCOBRA-like mRNA levels in immature fruits (15 DPA) of three independent overexpression (OE) lines. (B) Expressions of SlCOBRA-like and three SlCOBL genes in immature fruits (15 DPA) of three independent co-suppression (CS) lines. mRNA levels were analyzed by real-time RT-PCR. Each bar represents three repetitions from each RNA sample (derived from pools of three fruits per plant). Significance was calculated using the Student’s t test. Asterisks indicate statistical differences as compared to WT1 (P <0.005*). (C) Representative immature fruits of wild-type WT1, transgenic lines TFM7-CS1, TFM7-CS2 and TFM7-OE4. Bar =1cm.
Cao et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:211 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-211