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Table 3 Targeted comparison of cell wall compositional profiles for five commercial maize cultivars and their corresponding cell wall mutant counterparts

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

  CW 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-010 630 63 583 318 99 26.9 25.0 7.57 10.0 0.04 0.12 0.12 3.7 16.3 12.2
HYB-010-bm3 625 41*,b 555* 377* 66* 17.4* 15.8* 7.57 10.0 0.09* 0.19 0.14* 2.4* 6.9* 9.6
HYB-011 657 64 572 331 97 24.1 22.6 7.20 9.85 0.06 0.17 0.13 3.3 14.1 11.6
HYB-011-bm3 638 46* 560 368* 72* 17.8* 16.7* 7.44 9.58 0.10 0.18 0.13 2.6 6.5* 10.0
HYB-006 682 68 587 312 100 27.1 25.0 8.31 10.70 0.04 0.11 0.11 3.8 15.1 11.5
HYB-006-bm1 690 61 573 340 88 19.7* 17.9* 7.57* 9.73* 0.04 0.11 0.11 2.8* 11.6* 10.2
HYB-009 672 72 590 304 106 29.5 27.3 8.16 10.70 0.04 0.11 0.11 4.2 16.8 12.7
HYB-009-bm1 684 58 563* 353* 85* 17.9* 16.5* 7.43* 9.59* 0.06 0.15 0.12 2.6* 10.7* 10.1*
HYB-014 704 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-014-bm1 678 64* 580 326* 94* 23.0* 21.1* 7.52 9.89 0.03 0.08 0.10 3.4* 13.1* 12.4*
F probabilitya *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
  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. bFor any specified stem fiber/cell wall component, “*” denotes a significant difference between an experimental mutant and its corresponding hybrid counterpart according to a Tukey HSD test (P = 0.05)