Table 1.

Characteristics of Epidermal Cells in the Second Leaf Sheath of slender Rice and its Wild Typea

PositionPlantCell Length (μm)Cell Width (μm)Length/Width
BasalWild type$#x00A0;$#x00A0;69.3 ± 11.819.7 ± 1.9$#x00A0;$#x00A0;3.5
slender$#x00A0;$#x00A0;88.2 ± 5.815.8 ± 1.3$#x00A0;$#x00A0;5.7
ApicalWild type$#x00A0;$#x00A0;55.9 ± 11.117.5 ± 2.4$#x00A0;$#x00A0;3.2
slender107.9 ± 10.3$#x00A0;$#x00A0;9.2 ± 0.711.7
  • a The second leaf sheath was dissected from 1-week-old slender and wild-type plants and stained with Safranin. Values are means ±se (n = 20).