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Table 1 Compositional data for the composted materials

From: Tracking dynamics of plant biomass composting by changes in substrate structure, microbial community, and enzyme activity

Samples % Structural Inorganics % Non-structural inorganics % Structural Protein % Sucrose %Water Extrac table Others % Ethanol Extractives % Lignin % Glucan (cellulose) Hemicellulose % Acetyl groups % Total
          % Xylan % Mannan % Galactan % Arabinan % Subtotal hemicellulose   
wk 1 1.7 1.1 0.7 3.3 1.2 1.6 26.3 39.2 13.9 2.3 0.6 0.5 17.3 3.4 95.9
wk 27 5.3 2.4 7.8 7.3 0.3 3.4 35.8 19.5 7.1 1.4 0.9 0.6 10.0 1.8 93.7
Changes at wk 27 compared with wk 1   -50% -4 9% -40%     -42% -47%
  1. The data are averages of measurement of two replicate samples.
  2. The bold numbers indicate the measurements that increase, while the italic numbers indicate the measurements that decrease during the composting process. wk, week