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Table 1 Characterization of flowering intensity in 2011 of apple trees bearing no crop (‘OFF’), heavy crop (‘ON’) or conventional crop (‘Control’) in 2010. ‘ON’ and ‘OFF’ trees labeled 3, 4 and 5 were used for mRNA relative quantification by qRT-PCR, and trees labeled 2 to 5 were used for mRNA microarray analyses

From: Analysis of transcripts differentially expressed between fruited and deflowered ‘Gala’ adult trees: a contribution to biennial bearing understanding in apple

Tree Treatment Number of meristem evaluated Percentage of flowering meristems in 2011 Mean Standard deviation
1 OFF 206 89.81 % 92.3 % 0.032
2 OFF 304 91.12 %
3 OFF 289 89.27 %
4 OFF 285 96.49 %
5 OFF 132 94.70 %
1 ON 217 38.71 % 38.2 % 0.166
2 ON 280 52.50 %
3 ON 293 10.24 %
4 ON 298 41.28 %
5 ON 338 48.52 %
1 Control 344 14.53 % 45.8 % 0.192
2 Control 207 59.90 %
3 Control 223 43.05 %
4 Control 219 49.32 %
5 Control 319 62.38 %