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Table 1 Cell wall composition and lignocellulose crystalline index in Miscanthus samples

From: Hemicelluloses negatively affect lignocellulose crystallinity for high biomass digestibility under NaOH and H2SO4 pretreatments in Miscanthus

Pair Sample Cell wall composition (% Dry matter) CrI&
Cellulose Hemicelluloses Lignin Raw material
I Mlu26 (H) § 29.86 ± 1.47 5%@ 25.84 ± 0.73** 25% 25.10 ± 0.11 −4% 39.15 −28%
Msi34 (L) 28.30 ± 0.58 20.04 ± 0.44 26.19 ± 0.41 51.77
II Mfl03 (H) 26.85 ± 0.71** −29% 19.57 ± 0.27 −3% 24.91 ± 1.40 −6% 46.26 −19%
Mlu01 (L) 35.88 ± 1.62 20.09 ± 0.42 26.36 ± 0.49 55.9
III Mfl40 (H) 30.66 ± 0.55 −7% 22.31 ± 0.16** 15% 21.99 ± 0.30** −31% 45.79 −27%
Msa02 (L) 32.96 ± 2.52 19.28 ± 0.46 29.95 ± 0.63 59.83
IV Msi56 (H) 36.70 ± 0.64** 35% 27.00 ± 0.57** 39% 24.40 ± 0.33 2% 38.92 −21%
Mfl04 (L) 25.81 ± 0.63 18.12 ± 0.20 23.89 ± 0.52 47.86
V Msa20 (H) 27.10 ± 1.22 −1% 24.70 ± 0.32** 25% 27.38 ± 0.39** 22% 46.13 4%
Mfl08 (L) 27.27 ± 0.44 19.12 ± 0.11 21.90 ± 0.54 44.48
VI Mfl27 (H) 27.86 ± 0.70** −31% 19.22 ± 0.65* −10% 20.49 ± 0.64** −37% 33.84 −31%
  Mlu12 (L) 38.07 ± 0.37   21.16 ± 0.02   29.80 ± 0.29   46.29  
  1. * and ** A significant difference at pair by t-test at p < 0.05 and 0.01 (n = 3); @ Percentage of the increased or decreased level at pair: subtraction of two samples divided by means of two values at pair; & CrI method was detected at ±0.05 ~ 0.15 (n = 5); § (H) or (L) Indicated the sample in the pair with high (H) or low (L) biomass digestibility.