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Table 1 Larval developmental instars of Tuta absoluta fed with leaves of transgenic and wild type plants

From: Expression of two barley proteinase inhibitors in tomato promotes endogenous defensive response and enhances resistance to Tuta absoluta

  1st instar (days) 2nd instar (days) 3rd instar (days) 4th instar (days) Total development
CMe-CPI.3 3.71 (n = 14, p = 0.053) 3.63 (n = 11, p = 0.630) 2.18 (n = 11, p = 0.302) 3.00 (n = 11, p = 0.997) 12 (n = 10, p = 0.069)
CMe.1 3.62 (n = 13, p = 0.123) 3.33 (n = 12, p > 0.999) 2.08 (n = 12, p = 159) 2.44 (n = 9, p = 0.320) 11.75 (n = 8, p = 0.370)
CPI.1 3.80 (n = 15, p = 0.023) 3.06 (n = 15, p = 0754) 2.00 (n = 14, p = 0.033) 2.27 (n = 11, p = 0.196) 11.27 (n = 11, p = 0.999)
WT 3.07 (n = 14) 3.21 (n = 14) 2.57 (n = 14) 2.83 (n = 14) 11.25 (n = 12)
  1. Few days delay in the first instar is observed on larvae fed with leaves of the CPI.1 transgenic plant. In larvae fed with leaves of the other transgenic lines no significant difference was observed. p values in bold indicate significant differences