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Leaf Anatomy and Photochemical Behaviour of Solanum lycopersicum L. Plants from Seeds Irradiated with Low-LET Ionising Radiation

Table 2

Cell shape in different tissues of compound leaves of S. lycopersicum L. “Microtom”. Mean values ± standard errors are shown ( ). Different letters correspond to significantly different values according to multiple comparison tests ( ).

Leaf CL Aspect ratio Sphericity Convexity

Upper epidermis
C1.66 ± 0.07c0.422 ± 0.042a0.946 ± 0.010a
0.3 Gy2.16 ± 0.17ab0.244 ± 0.033c0.925 ± 0.016ab
10 Gy1.71 ± 0.11bc0.401 ± 0.042a0.914 ± 0.013b
20 Gy1.86 ± 0.10abc0.328 ± 0.041ab0.919 ± 0.020ab
50 Gy2.25 ± 0.18a0.247 ± 0.041c0.897 ± 0.019b
100 Gy1.88 ± 0.09abc0.319 ± 0.045ab0.902 ± 0.016b

Palisade parenchyma
C3.55 ± 0.12a0.073 ± 0.014b0.890 ± 0.012a
0.3 Gy2.89 ± 0.10b0.102 ± 0.013ab0.847 ± 0.018b
10 Gy3.00 ± 0.14b0.104 ± 0.021ab0.826 ± 0.017b
20 Gy3.02 ± 0.11b0.094 ± 0.013ab0.810 ± 0.014b
50 Gy2.83 ± 0.12b0.107 ± 0.021ab0.750 ± 0.021c
100 Gy2.75 ± 0.12b0.122 ± 0.023a0.809 ± 0.015b

Spongy parenchyma
C1.93 ± 0.10a0.323 ± 0.035a0.904 ± 0.011a
0.3 Gy1.83 ± 0.10a0.375 ± 0.042a0.879 ± 0.013a
10 Gy1.76 ± 0.07a0.357 ± 0.034a0.869 ± 0.011a
20 Gy1.80 ± 0.09a0.366 ± 0.038a0.885 ± 0.016a
50 Gy1.71 ± 0.06a0.372 ± 0.034a0.879 ± 0.015a
100 Gy1.88 ± 0.10a0.339 ± 0.037a0.883 ± 0.015a

Lower epidermis
C1.48 ± 0.08b0.545 ± 0.045a0.957 ± 0.015a
0.3 Gy2.10 ± 0.17a0.295 ± 0.046b0.929 ± 0.019ab
10 Gy1.90 ± 0.12ab0.334 ± 0.043b0.893 ± 0.019b
20 Gy1.78 ± 0.11ab0.388 ± 0.047b0.929 ± 0.017ab
50 Gy1.72 ± 0.09ab0.367 ± 0.040b0.914 ± 0.016b
100 Gy1.91 ± 0.14ab0.362 ± 0.054b0.888 ± 0.025b

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