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Table 4 Plant productivity parameters, biomass content and sucrose yield of experimental sugarcane hybrids ranked by their lignin content

From: Chemical composition and enzymatic digestibility of sugarcane clones selected for varied lignin content

Hybrid number Plant productivity, wet ton/hectare Diameter at internode, mm Plant bending score* Dry biomass content (bagasse), kg/ton of wet plant Sucrose yield, kg/ton of wet plant
89 101.2 25 2 176.0 142.5
146 52.6 20 4 84.4 147.4
58 84.9 32 3 142.4 131.1
53 63.9 25 5 135.4 124.5
166 50.5 28 1 112.4 138.9
87 81.8 25 - 190.2 137.8
321 54.4 30 2 115.2 119.1
50 72.9 24 1 97.4 143.4
8 84.7 25 1 131.2 152.0
121 91.4 26 3 114.8 117.1
140 88.0 33 3 175.8 123.1
  1. *Degree of plant bending in the stalk was scored from 1 (straight) to 5 (bent).
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