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Table 1 Phenotypic classes observed in the screening of the TILLING collection.

From: An Italian functional genomic resource for Medicago truncatula

Phenotypic class Number of Frequency
  mutated plants (%)
Seedling stage   
Albino 30 0.40
Chlorotic 48 0.64
Pale green 34 0.43
Short and compact root 62 0.87
Deformed root (growth-arrested) 84 1.26
Arrested embryos 781 12.3
Adult plant stage   
Plant morphology   
Stunted growth 145 5.66
Very stunted growth 27 1.05
Extreme dwarf, deformed shoots 2 0.08
Extreme dwarf 41 1.6
Extreme short internode 4 0.16
Short internode 4 0.16
Erect stem 1 0.04
Curled stem 2 0.08
Leaf morphology   
Small leaves 15 0.58
Abnormal leaf senescence 4 0.16
Deformed leaves 24 0.94
Partially unifoliate leaves 1 0.04
Pigmentation   
Purple leaves 1 0.04
Pale green leaves 4 0.16
No leaf mark 9 0.35
  1. 7229 seeds for the seedling stage and 2560 plants for the adult stage were screened.