Table 1.

Effect of fw3.2 on fruit attributes and ripening

Measurementsfw3.2(ys)fw3.2(wt)P value
Perimeter, cm
 Ovary0.61 ± 0.050.61 ± 0.060.75900
 Mature fruit19.56 ± 0.5116.68 ± 0.309.6E-08
Area of mature fruit parts, cm2
 Columella and Placenta3.05 ± 0.352.65 ± 0.190.01475
 Septum2.62 ± 0.341.40 ± 0.231.5E-05
 Pericarp11.48 ± 0.478.36 ± 0.361.6E-07
Pericarp cell size, µm
 Ovary7.23 ± 0.627.64 ± 0.930.32222
 Mature fruit616.67 ± 68.12624.63 ± 54.650.74632
Pericarp cell number
 Ovary9.04 ± 0.529.26 ± 0.490.40223
 Mature fruit19.20 ± 1.7517.07 ± 0.930.00458
Fruit ripening, days
 Anthesis to orange48.87 ± 1.0643.14 ± 0.388.1E-08
 Anthesis to red53.44 ± 0.9747.27 ± 1.113.2E-08
  • Data were taken from 6 to 10 plants per genotype and are given as mean ± SD.