Skip to main content

Table 1 Mean, maximum, minimum and percentage differences of the traits determined for the 103 RILs

From: Correlation analysis of the transcriptome of growing leaves with mature leaf parameters in a maize RIL population

Trait Mean ± SD Maximum Minimum Percentage difference B73 H99 P value
Final leaf length (mm) 623.0 ± 63.6 789.0 469.0 41 624.9 ± 8.5 584.5 ± 6.7 <0.05
Final leaf weight (g) 4.69 ± 1.05 7.82 2.56 67 4.17 ± 0.13 4.32 ± 0.12 NS
Final leaf area (mm2) 80.39 ± 15.09 122.71 46.82 62 74.07 ± 2.30 69.81 ± 1.53 NS
Final leaf width (mm) 2.57 ± 0.31 3.43 1.61 53 2.34 ± 0.04 2.48 ± 0.03 <0.05
Leaf elongation rate (mm/h) 2.73 ± 0.27 3.46 2.07 40 2.93 ± 0.04 2.41 ± 0.03 <0.05
Emergence of leaf 4 (days) 12.44 ± 0.87 14.80 10.35 30 11.40 ± 0.07 12.18 ± 0.14 <0.05
Te (h) 510.5 ± 38.4 618.5 435.9 30 462.2 ± 3.7 519.7 ± 5.2 <0.05
Tm (h) 405.8 ± 33.9 499.3 336.3 33 363.0 ± 2.9 409.1 ± 4.4 <0.05
LED5-e (h) 369.7 ± 27.6 443.0 307.4 31 341.9 ± 3.5 381.3 ± 3.7 <0.05
Division zone size (μm) 11,082 ± 1,790 16,800 7,817 53 10,908 ± 312 11,650 ± 1,176 NS
Number of leaves at harvest 8.4 ± 0.6 9.8 7.2 27 9.2 ± 0.1 8.0 ± 0.1 <0.05
V-stage at harvest 5.0 ± 0.4 6.0 4.0 33 5.5 ± 0.1 4.9 ± 0.1 <0.05
Shoot fresh weight (g) 33.3 ± 7.5 49.9 19.5 61 40.6 ± 1.1 31.5 ± 1.2 <0.05
Shoot dry weight (g) 2.6 ± 0.6 4.4 1.7 63 3.5 ± 0.1 2.2 ± 0.1 <0.05
  1. Measurements are averages of 18–20 plants per RIL for leaf 4 emergence, of three plants per RIL for division zone size, and of six plants per RIL for all other traits. P values are for differences between B73 and H99 parents. LED 5-e leaf elongation duration from a leaf of 5 mm until final length, NS not significant, T e time between sowing and reaching final length, T m time between sowing and reaching maximal growth rate