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Table 5 Agronomic characteristics in field trials at commercial production sites

From: Inhibition of lateral shoot formation by RNA interference and chemically induced mutations to genes expressed in the axillary meristem of Nicotiana tabacum L.

Location Line Days to flower Plant height (cm) Number of leaves Leaf at 1/4 from the top Leaf at 1/2 from the top Leaf at 3/4 from the top Leaf yieldd (kg/10 a)
Length (cm) Width (cm) Color scalec Length (cm) Width (cm) Color scalec Length (cm) Width (cm) Color scalec
1 Coker319 69.3 128.0 19.9 43.5 12.0 8.2 56.0 20.5 6.4 56.1 27.5 5.8 281.6
Coker319-ls-1 69.9a 134.1b 20.2 45.2 14.0b 8.2 57.1 23.3b 6.9b 56.6 30.3b 6.0 305.3
2 Coker319 72.8 110.5 22.1 48.7 13.1 7.5 66.6 20.9 7.4 59.8 28.6 7.0 191.2
Coker319-ls-1 73.5a 115.0a 22.5 49.9 13.8 7.2 65.8 23.4b 7.1 56.2b 28.8 6.9 253.1
3 Coker319 69.1 132.5 19.4 44.8 10.9 8.0 55.5 19.0 7.1 58.3 27.1 6.3 268.5
Coker319-ls-1 69.9a 133.0 19.6 48.5b 13.3b 8.0 59.2b 23.3b 7.7b 59.5 30.1b 6.8b 271.0
4 Coker319 59.6 134.3 17.1 60.0 18.3 8.9 69.7 25.0 8.8 65.4 29.2 8.0 236.9
Coker319-ls-1 61.0b 131.6 18.3a 63.4a 22.9b 9.0 72.2 29.4b 8.9 62.4 29.3 8.2 267.5
5 Coker319 63.3 129.8 19.1 50.8 14.0 8.4 62.5 24.9 7.8 58.4 27.8 6.5 218.0
Coker319-bl1-1 63.9 119.5b 20.7b 50.1 13.4 8.7 61.8 23.1a 7.9 52.2 27.2 6.6 218.0
6 Coker319 65.7 114.3 22.4 37.1 11.5 7.5 52.8 18.6 7.7 56.3 27.3 6.4 293.0
Coker319-bl1-1 66.2 116.3 24.7b 35.1 11.1 7.4 54.0 17.3 7.5 57.3 28.5 6.1a 288.0
  1. a, bSignificantly different from wild-type ‘Coker319′ at the same location at the 5% and 1% levels, respectively, as determined by the t-test
  2. cHigher numbers indicate darker color
  3. dYield of cured leaves