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Table 1 TaZFP1B transcript levels affect the wheat inflorescence parameters. Plants (cv. Dakosta) were grown and treated as described in Fig. 2

From: The barley stripe mosaic virus expression system reveals the wheat C2H2 zinc finger protein TaZFP1B as a key regulator of drought tolerance

 Wild-typeEmpty-vector1B-OEX1B-siRNA
Well-wateredDroughtWell-wateredDroughtWell-wateredDroughtWell-wateredDrought
Spike length (cm)7.10 ± 1.00a4.35 ± 0.58c6.64 ± 0.63a4.40 ± 0.65c6.89 ± 0.74a5.54 ± 0.58b5.57 ± 0.44b3.35 ± 0.48d
Total weight of grains
per spike (g)
0.53 ± 0.17 b0.19 ± 0.04 d0.61 ± 0.11ab0.17 ± 0.01 d0.71 ± 0.08a0.30 ± 0.07c0.41 ± 0.10c0.08 ± 0.03 e
Number of grains per spike17.50 ± 5.68ab9.90 ± 2.23c19.17 ± 1.11ab9.29 ± 1.11c21.50 ± 4.50a12.36 ± 3.11bc16.14 ± 4.22b7.14 ± 2.12d
Weight of 10 grains (g)0.30 ± 0.03a0.19 ± 0.02c0.32 ± 0.04a0.18 ± 0.02c0.33 ± 0.02a0.24 ± 0.02b0.26 ± 0.03b0.11 ± 0.01d
  1. Values represent mean ± SD (N = 8). Different letters indicate significant differences between groups (P < 0.05)