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Table 1 Traits recorded in the current study for two Fe conditions (Fe-deficient and Fe-sufficient), where H 2 is the broad sense heritability on an entry means basis

From: The genetic basis of natural variation for iron homeostasis in the maize IBM population

    H 2
Trait Abbreviation Unit Fe-deficient Fe-sufficient
SPAD value at leaf 3 SP3   0.80 0.67
SPAD value at leaf 4 SP4   0.77 0.70
SPAD value at leaf 5 SP5   0.80 0.80
SPAD value at leaf 6 SP6   0.75 0.64
Root length RL cm 0.51 0.42
Root weight RW g 0.66 0.50
Shoot length SL cm 0.35 0.28
Shoot dry weight SDW g 0.58 0.38
Shoot water content H2O % 0.65 0.65
Ratio between shoot dry weight and shoot length SDW/SL g cm-1 0.53 0.41
Branching at the terminal 5 cm of root BTR   0.64 1
Lateral root formation LAT   0.55 0.58
Leaf necrosis NEC   0.44 0.59
  1. For details, see materials and methods.
  2. 1No variation observed.