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Table 1 Treatment of Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra seeds with 0.5% ethyl methanesulphonate (EMS) and production of M 2 seeds

From: Development and characterization of low α-linolenic acid Brassica oleracea lines bearing a novel mutation in a ‘class a’ FATTY ACID DESATURASE 3gene

Treatment No seeds used No. seeds germinated % germinated seeds No. seedlings to soil No. M1plants produced seeds % M1plants produced seeds No. seeds on M1plants No. M2seeds harvested
Range Mean ± S.E.
0.5% EMS 600 575 95.8 450 287 63.8 1 ’ 512 29.2 ± 2.9 8,383
Control 120 118 98.3 10 9 90.0a    
  1. aNumber of seeds per plant was ≈ 90.