Table 1.

Synchrony of Female Gametophyte Development in the Mutant Plant

No. of Female Gametophytes at Developmental Stages
Pistil No.FG0FG1FG2FG3FG4FG5FG6FG7
133
2302
3517
410164
54151
63192
75288
8911
92611
101218
11617
12 (Em7 h)329
  • Ovules from 12 pistils of the same inflorescence were analyzed by confocal microscopy, and their developmental stages (FG0 to FG7) were determined according to Christensen et al. (1998). Ovules within each pistil are mostly at two adjacent developmental stages, the same as that in wild-type plants described by Christensen et al. (1998) and Shi et al. (2005), indicating that the mutation does not affect developmental synchrony. Em7 h, 7 h after emasculation.