Phenotypic characteristics of mnd plants. (a) Mutants (right) have a significantly higher number of nodes compared to the wildtype (left) and show a semi-dwarf growth habit. (b) Ear length is reduced under field conditions (left: wildtype, right: mutant). (c) Leaf formation in early developmental stages is faster in mnd plants (right) compared to the wildtype (left). (d) Mutant plants (right) grown under greenhouse conditions have more internodes without a dwarfing phenotype. The wildtype is shown to the left.