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Figure 4 | Plant Methods

Figure 4

From: Convergence of developmental mutants into a single tomato model system: 'Micro-Tom' as an effective toolkit for plant development research

Figure 4

Growth of hormone mutants in the MT background under greenhouse conditions. (A) Growth curves of hormone mutants. (B) Dry weight of shoots (open bars) and roots (closed bars) in 60-day-old plants (n = 7). (C) Schematic representation of a 60-day-old MT plant growing in a 100-mL pot. T-shaped bars represent leaves with five leaflets (except for leaves 1 and 2, which usually have three leaflets) and small circles represent inflorescences with 5-8 flowers. Leaf 9 was highlighted for being the most frequent host of the first inflorescence in MT. This varies between mutants, the most frequent position is shown in the adjacent table with the frequency between brackets. This parameter, as well as time to anthesis in 50% of plants is indicative of developmental alterations that could increase or decrease vegetative development, in opposition to flowering. Note that MT has determinate growth (formation of two consecutive inflorescences) due to the presence of the self-pruning (sp) mutation. None of the introgressed mutants altered this trait in the MT background.

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