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Table 1 Compositional analysis (dry weight basis) of corn silage (CS) with (1X-CS and 10X-CS) and without (0X-CS) ensilation, where 1 × represents addition of 0.0015 gm of inoculants (Silo-King) per gram of substrate for ensilation.

From: Enzymatic digestibility and ethanol fermentability of AFEX-treated starch-rich lignocellulosics such as corn silage and whole corn plant

Components Corn silage Whole corn plant
  0X-CS 1X-CS 10X-CS  
Glucan (cellulose + starch) 49.2 ± 1.4 45.9 ± 0.7 44.8 ± 2.5 64.7 ± 0.6
Cellulose 19.7 ± 1.2 19.1 ± 0.2 19.6 ± 0.3 15.5 ± 0.4
Starch 29.5 ± 0.2 26.8 ± 0.5 25.2 ± 2.2 49.2 ± 1.0
Xylan 11.4 ± 0.2 12.1 ± 0.4 11.6 ± 0.2 12.2 ± 0.4
Arabinan 2.7 ± 0.1 2.9 ± 0.5 2.4 ± 0.1 1.9 ± 0.1
Klason lignin 8.8 ± 0.7 8.6 ± 0.5 8.9 ± 0.6 7.1 ± 0.1
Crude protein 10.2 ± 1.8 8.2 ± 0.4 8.9 ± 0.4 7.1 ± 0.5
Crude fat 3.9 ± 0.4 3.0 ± 0.6 3.3 ± 0.8 ND
Water-soluble carbohydrates 3.1 ± 0.3 4.4 ± 0.2 4.1 ± 0.1 5.1 ± 0.3
Ash 3.7 ± 0.3 4.1 ± 0.1 6.3 ± 0.1 2.1 ± 0.1
  1. X = the manufacturer recommended loading rate of 0.0015 g/g.