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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of plant traits in the two evaluated F2 populations

From: Genomic heterozygosity and hybrid breakdown in cotton (Gossypium): different traits, different effects

Population Trait Size Range Mean ± S.D. SKE. KUR NT.W NT.p
(3E) F2 Plant height (cm) 142 60.00–165.00 114.32 ± 22.21 0.05 −0.48 0.99 0.20
Branch number 142 5.00–28.00 15.06 ± 4.88 0.25 −0.24 0.98 0.12
Boll number 142 0.00–81.00 14.16 ± 13.66 1.78 4.55 0.84 0.00
Seed set weight (g) 51 0.32–20.77 5.86 ± 5.15 1.26 0.52 0.83 0.00
Seed index (g) 50 6.10–19.58 10.75 ± 2.86 1.12 0.82 0.90 0.00
(E3) F2 Plant height (cm) 140 60.00–180.00 123.75 ± 25.18 −0.35 −0.49 0.98 0.02
Branch number 138 6.00–38.00 15.95 ± 5.01 0.77 2.35 0.95 0.00
Boll number 140 0.00–69.00 14.82 ± 14.74 1.50 2.52 0.85 0.00
Seed set weight (g) 62 0.32–63.44 10.47 ± 13.23 1.87 3.32 0.74 0.00
Seed index (g) 60 7.14–16.64 11.47 ± 1.96 0.03 −0.33 0.99 0.69