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Table 1 Phenotypic characterisation of 16,203 gene-disruption library transformants

From: High frequency of phenotypic deviations in Physcomitrella patens plants transformed with a gene-disruption library

Deviating characteristic: percentage of deviating plants1
Deviations from wild-type for any morphological characteristic 16.2%
   - Plant structure (less compact than wild-type, fluffy) 13.1%
   - Color (darker or lighter than wild-type) 8.0%
   - Coverage of plant by gametophores (coverage less than 95%; wild-type: completely covered) 8.0%
   - Leaf shape (width/length ratio or symmetry different from wild type) 12.3%
   - Cell shape (irregular patterns, or cell size different than wild-type) 10.1%
   - Uniformity of leaves (more than 10% deviating on one plant, wild-type: all uniform) 6.3%
  1. 1Transformants were assayed independently for the phenotypic alterations shown, some plants deviated from the wild-type in more than one characteristic. The percentages shown for single characteristics therefore add up to more than the total percentage of deviating plants.