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Table 2 Growth rate indicators, number of leaves, and cellulose content (± SD) in the 18-month-old aspen transgenic and control lines in semi-natural conditions

From: Various effects of the expression of the xyloglucanase gene from Penicillium canescens in transgenic aspen under semi-natural conditions

Line Height, cm Stem diameter, mm Volume, cm3 Number of leaves Cellulose content, mg/g
Pt (control) 59.4 ± 1.97 6.6 ± 0.22 25.8 ± 0.95 24.2 ± 0.84 383.2 ± 10.97
Xeg-1-1a 61.1 ± 2.14 6.5 ± 0.15 25.8 ± 0.78 26.2 ± 1.05 381.2 ± 12.33
Xeg-1-1b 53.3 ± 1.91 6.2 ± 0.23 20.5 ± 1.00 25.3 ± 0.88 397.6 ± 11.52
Xeg-1-1c 59.3 ± 2.34 6.9 ± 0.20 28.2 ± 0.93 25.1 ± 0.90 426.4 ± 12.39*
Xeg-2-1b 69.6 ± 2.67* 7.9 ± 0.23* 43.4 ± 1.04* 29.4 ± 0.99* 411.3 ± 11.57*
Xeg-2-3b 51.2 ± 1.85 6.5 ± 0.16 21.63 ± 0.87 25.2 ± 0.82 388.7 ± 11.44
Xeg-2-5a 60.5 ± 2.02 6.1 ± 0.22 22.51 ± 0.98 25.0 ± 1.07 379.6 ± 10.86
  1. *significantly different from Pt at P ≤ 0.05 based on ANOVA
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