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Table 2 Effect of darkening the exposed peduncle at the end of anthesis on grain dry mass (g ear-1) during grain-filling.

From: The structural and photosynthetic characteristics of the exposed peduncle of wheat (Triticum aestivumL.): an important photosynthate source for grain-filling

Treatment Developmental stage
  11 2 3 4 5
Non-darkened (control) 0 0.12 ± 0.01a2 0.61 ± 0.04a 1.14 ± 0.05a*3 1.38 ± 0.06a**
Exposed peduncle darkened 0 0.12 ± 0.01a 0.59 ± 0.03a 1.07 ± 0.04b 1.26 ± 0.06b
  1. 1Stages 1-5 correspond to the end of anthesis, the milk-development stage, the soft dough-development stage, the hard dough-development and the ripening stage, respectively.
  2. 2 Means followed by different letters within a column are significantly different by a Tukey test (P< 0.05).
  3. 3 * and ** indicate significance at the 0.05 and 0.01 probability levels, respectively.