Table 2

Textural analyses of fresh intact fruits from wild-type (WT) and transgenic lines
Sample Penetration massa(g) ±SE Penetration distancea(mm)±SE Compression massb(kg)±SE
Mature green WT-1 66.14±7.10 0.31±0.05 13.23±0.45
TFM7-OE-4 83.90±5.21* 0.59±0.02** 13.15±0.69
TFM7-OE-5 82.42±9.01* 0.51±0.03** 14.43±0.21*
TFM7-OE-6 93.84±9.75* 0.65±0.04** 16.08±1.05*
TFM7-CS-1 40.62±6.23* 0.29±0.07 10.1±0.75**
TFM7-CS-2 41.09±5.67* 0.32±0.04 9.89±0.87**
TFM7-CS-3 44.32±8.21* 0.27±0.06 9.14±0.93**
Red ripe WT-1 50.45±3.05 0.35±0.05 2.38±0.32
TFM7-OE-4 68.08±4.21** 0.61±0.07* 3.97±0.22**
TFM7-OE-5 64.13±5.65* 0.60±0.05* 4.02±0.54**
TFM7-OE-6 65.41±6.93** 0.67±0.09* 4.56±0.26**
TFM7-CS-1 27.94±5.91** 0.33±0.07 1.61±0.28*
TFM7-CS-2 29.57±4.66** 0.31±0.05 1.59±0.34*
TFM7-CS-3 31.81±2.33** 0.39±0.09 2.03±0.59

Texture of fresh intact fruits for wild-type (WT-1) and three independent transgenic overexpressing (TFM7-OE4, 5 and 6) and cosuppressing (TFM7-CS1, 2 and 3) lines was analyzed using TA-XT Plus (Stable Microsystems).

a indicated that penetration analysis of fresh fruits with a 2mm Cylinder Probe (P2/N); Three measurements for each fruit (6 fruit per individual plant) were taken at each stage. Value was showed as mean ±SE (n=18).

b indicated that compression analysis with a 100 mm compression platen (P/100). Value was showed as mean ±SE (n=15).

The significance was calculated by the student’s t test. Asterisks indicated statistical differences to WT (P <0.005** or P <0.05*).

Cao et al.

Cao et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:211   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-211

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