Time course of mean water status and ABA content in kernel in parents and inbreds. The LHRF_F3:4segregating population derived from the cross between the F2 and the F252 parental inbred lines differing in desiccation rate (four intermated cycle were performed after the second generation and before single descent). A, water content expressed as a percentage of dry weight (% DW) in the two parental inbred lines and the best (LHRF61) and worst (LHRF66) LHRF_ F3:4families. B, ABA concentration per kernel dry matter weight (DW) or per kernel fresh matter weight (FW) in the LHRF_ F3:4population (LHRF). C, ABA concentration per kernel water in the LHRF_ F3:4population (LHRF). D, ABA concentration per dry matter weight (DW) in endosperm (End) and embryo (Emb) of the LHRF_ F3:4population (LHRF). Data from LHRF are means ± SD; n = 153.