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Table 1 Sugar composition of untreated B. napus straw derived from different cultivars

From: Effect of Brassica napus cultivar on cellulosic ethanol yield

Cultivar name Composition (g/kg original air-dry straw)
Glc Xyl UA Man Gal Ara Rha Fuc MC Other
Canard 315 139 44 16 11 11 4 1 89 370
Canberra x Courage 319 146 39 16 12 9 5 1 95 359
Darmor 299 133 40 18 12 10 5 2 100 381
Erglu 339 145 37 20 14 12 5 2 100 325
Hansen x Gaspard 353 130 38 19 14 10 5 2 100 330
Judzae 342 149 40 21 15 11 6 3 99 314
Licrown x Express 377 146 38 24 13 11 6 1 96 288
Madrical x Recital 331 137 44 20 13 13 5 2 101 334
Major 315 130 44 19 12 9 5 1 95 369
POH285, Bolko 334 145 47 18 13 11 5 1 84 342
Quinta 289 125 34 15 14 14 5 1 95 408
Ramses 292 115 40 15 13 13 5 1 86 419
Sensation NZ 349 148 34 19 13 9 5 1 85 337
Shannon x Winner 320 140 45 18 13 12 5 1 107 339
Slapka Slapy S3 310 134 33 17 11 10 5 1 101 379
Slovenska Krajova 321 135 44 16 12 10 5 1 86 370
York 349 150 40 20 13 9 5 1 102 312
Mean 327 138 40 18 13 11 5 1 95 352
Range 88 35 14 9 4 5 2 2 23 131
Range (% mean) 27 26 35 50 31 48 35 113 24 37
ANOVA (p value) <0.05 <0.01 <0.001 <0.001 <0.05 <0.001 0.564 <0.01 0.399
  1. Values were calculated with a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 3.9, 3.2, 7.3, 2.6, 4.8, 4.8, 6.8, 12.1 and 8.1 % for Glc, Xyl, UA, Man, Gal, Ara, Rha, Fuc and MC, respectively
  2. Glc glucose, Xyl xylose, UA uronic acids, Man mannose, Gal galactose, Ara arabinose, Rha rhamnose, Fuc fucose, MC moisture content, Other other non-carbohydrate matter by difference, ANOVA one-way analysis of variance