Table 1.

Tassel Measurements

PhenotypenTassel Length (cm)No. of Primary BranchesBranch Length (cm)% Single Spikelets on Branches (n > 600)Branch Radial Size (mm; n > 50)
Wild type2727.94 (2.98)10.67 (2.47)15.65 (3.12)1.9%1.96 (0.36)
baf1-ref1023.85 (4.97)*14.40 (3.47)***13.55 (3.85)****14.3%**1.60 (0.46)**
Wild type1032.25 (1.78)6.10 (2.13)16.79 (2.29)5.1%n.d.
baf1-IL1128.32 (1.90)**4.64 (1.03)11.97 (4.77)**37%**n.d.
  • Tassel measurements on the wild type and baf1-ref mutants in the B73 background (BC2) and the wild-type and baf1-IL in the A619 background (BC1). Average numbers (sd in parentheses). All compared values are in the same genetic background. *t test, P = 0.041; **t test, P ≤ 0.0001; ***t test, P = 0.0008; ****t test, P = 0.0009. n.d., not determined.