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Table 1 Compositional analysis of 2-month-old and 3-year-old bamboo

From: Evaluation of biomass quality in short-rotation bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) for bioenergy products

Total biomass (%) Position height from ground (m) Ash (%) OSE (%) Carbohydrate (%) Lignin (%)
AIL ASL Total
2-month old 01 3.15 ± 0.06a 1.65 ± 0.09a 82.17 ± 0.59c 15.83 ± 0.89b 2.46 ± 0.02a 18.29 ± 0.89b
06 4.01 ± 0.11b 1.75 ± 0.18a 80.74 ± 0.41b 12.31 ± 0.73a 2.99 ± 0.10b 15.30 ± 0.63a
11 5.39 ± 0.13c 2.46 ± 0.18b 78.67 ± 0.26a 11.03 ± 0.63a 3.60 ± 0.10c 14.63 ± 0.57a
3-year old 01 1.36 ± 0.03b 5.54 ± 0.28a 71.85 ± 2.36 23.55 ± 0.79 1.87 ± 0.08 25.41 ± 0.84
06 1.13 ± 0.10a 6.85 ± 0.43b 71.37 ± 2.45 23.43 ± 1.01 2.03 ± 0.11 25.46 ± 1.06
11 1.15 ± 0.06a 4.75 ± 0.16a 69.89 ± 2.63 24.99 ± 0.72 2.13 ± 0.16 27.13 ± 0.76
  1. If the ANOVA showed a significant difference among sample means, Scheffe’s multiple comparison test was used to determine differences. Values indicated by the same lower case letter are not significantly different (α = 0.01). Scheffe: a < b < c
  2. AIL acid-insoluble lignin, ASL acid-soluble lignin, OSE organic solvent extractives