Table 2.

Floral Organ Numbers in the Wild Type, mir164a-4 Mutants, and CUC2g-m4 Transgenic Plants

Flower PositionSepalsPetalsStamensCarpelsCarpel Fusion Defects
Wild type (Col)1–54.10 ± 0.054.02 ± 0.035.24 ± 0.112.00 ± 0.000%
16–204.00 ± 0.004.00 ± 0.005.76 ± 0.072.00 ± 0.000%
mir164a-41–54.22 ± 0.084.02 ± 0.055.26 ± 0.122.00 ± 0.000%
16–204.02 ± 0.034.00 ± 0.005.60 ± 0.092.00 ± 0.000%
CUC2g-m41–54.50 ± 0.10 (P = 0.0003)4.18 ± 0.07 (P = 0.03)5.56 ± 0.12 (P = 0.04)2.00 ± 0.00100% (P = 0)
16–204.06 ± 0.053.98 ± 0.035.92 ± 0.04 (P = 0.05)2.00 ± 0.00100% (P = 0)
  • Values are mean ± se, 50 flowers counted. The P values are indicated when the mean values in the mutant or transgenic plants are significantly different from those for the wild-type (t test; P < 0.05)