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Table 2 Comparison of cell wall compositional profiles for a panel of commercial silage maize cultivars and experimental mutant counterparts of five cultivars

From: Maize feedstocks with improved digestibility reduce the costs and environmental impacts of biomass pretreatment and saccharification

  CW Cel Lig Cel/CW Hem/CW Lig/CW pCa I pCa II FA I FA II Di-FA I Di-FA II DHS H S G
HYB-001 613 363 54 574 338 88 25.9 24.4 7.67 9.73 0.08 0.16 0.13 3.43 15.3 10.7
HYB-002 566 330 52 562 347 92 25.8 24.1 7.68 9.76 0.07 0.12 0.12 3.34 15.5 11.9
HYB-003 675 373 70 579 318 103 28.4 26.4 8.39 10.86 0.07 0.12 0.12 3.85 15.2 12.0
HYB-004 631 374 62 578 324 98 27.3 25.7 7.48 9.81 0.05 0.11 0.13 3.74 16.7 12.3
HYB-005 598 351 55 570 339 91 26.2 24.1 8.22 10.35 0.06 0.14 0.12 3.55 14.7 11.5
HYB-006 682 409 68 587 312 100 27.1 25.0 8.31 10.70 0.04 0.11 0.11 3.80 15.1 11.5
HYB-007 693 401 79 582 305 113 29.8 28.1 7.92 10.72 0.05 0.12 0.12 4.20 16.8 13.4
HYB-008 632 411 64 575 324 101 26.6 24.9 7.97 10.26 0.06 0.13 0.12 3.47 15.4 11.2
HYB-009 672 410 72 590 304 106 29.5 27.3 8.16 10.70 0.04 0.11 0.11 4.20 16.8 12.7
HYB-010 630 378 63 583 318 99 26.9 25.0 7.57 10.0 0.04 0.12 0.12 3.68 16.3 12.2
HYB-011 657 387 64 572 331 97 24.1 22.6 7.20 9.85 0.06 0.17 0.13 3.28 14.1 11.6
HYB-012 717 445 85 590 291 119 32.6 30.5 7.94 10.89 0.02 0.09 0.11 4.73 18.6 14.2
HYB-013 678 419 75 598 283 119 28.9 27.1 7.81 10.38 0.04 0.13 0.12 3.88 17.1 12.1
HYB-014 704 435 81 594 292 114 32.1 30.0 7.83 10.71 0.01 0.08 0.10 4.8 18.2 15.1
HYB-015 699 435 76 598 288 114 28.6 26.7 7.78 10.42 0.04 0.11 0.12 3.99 16.4 13.2
HYB-016 715 432 85 585 306 109 32.7 30.9 7.78 10.73 0.02 0.07 0.11 4.46 19.0 13.5
HYB-017 705 435 78 597 293 110 32.6 30.4 8.48 11.31 0.05 0.10 0.11 4.52 16.4 12.9
HYB-018 714 438 81 592 294 114 32.5 30.5 8.05 11.01 0.03 0.10 0.11 4.89 18.9 14.1
HYB-010-bm3 625 339 41 555 377 66 17.4 15.8 7.57 10.0 0.09 0.19 0.14 2.45 6.9 9.6
HYB-011-bm3 638 353 46 560 368 72 17.8 16.7 7.44 9.58 0.10 0.18 0.13 2.56 6.5 10.0
HYB-006-bm1 690 399 61 573 340 88 19.7 17.9 7.57 9.73 0.04 0.11 0.11 2.80 11.6 10.2
HYB-009-bm1 684 388 58 563 353 85 17.9 16.5 7.43 9.59 0.06 0.15 0.12 2.57 10.7 10.1
HYB-014-bm1 678 397 64 580 326 94 23.0 21.1 7.52 9.89 0.03 0.08 0.10 3.37 13.1 12.4
F probabilitya *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
L.S.D.b 43 3 8 15 22 8 3.0 2.8 0.35 0.43 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.55 1.8 1.3
  1. aSignificance of differences between entries as determined by ANOVA; p < 0.05 (*), p < 0.01(**), and p < 0.001(***), NS indicates non-significant differences
  2. bLeast significant differences of means (5 % level)