Table 1.

Leaf trichome phenotypes for wild-type and egl3-1 mutant Arabidopsis

Leaf number Branching phenotypeAverage trichome number
Genotype1234
Ler wild type1,200.2±0.49.6±1.34.4±2.014.2±1.5
300.4±0.519.4±4.815.4±1.135.2±5.3
400.6±0.933.2±5.320.4±5.554.2±1.8
Total no.07359223589
% of total01.260.137.9100
Ler egl3-11,200.8±0.810±1.81.1±1.611.9±1.7
300.6±0.924.2±8.36.6±4.831.4±4.0
401.4±1.329.2±2.08.4±1.539±2.3
Total no.01836786471
% of total03.877.918.3100
  • The trichomes on five plants were counted and branch number (1, spike; 2, 2 branches, etc.) was scored for each genotype. Total number is the total number of trichomes counted for a category. Leaves one and two are indistinguishable so the data for these were pooled. Data are average±s.d.