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Table 1 Yield of maize shoot fractions and physical characteristics of maize shoot powder and its fractions

From: Enzymatic degradation of maize shoots: monitoring of chemical and physical changes reveals different saccharification behaviors

Sample Yield (% dm) D50(µm) Span Ssp (m2.g−1)
M   171.3 2.9 0.97
Mc- 18.5 315.6 1.9 0.60
Mc +  24.5 309.5 2.0 0.59
Mm- 11.7 201.4 2.1 0.87
Mm +  10.3 159.1 2.4 0.79
Mf- 18.6 62.8 2.4 1.51
Mf +  16.5 58.0 2.0 1.80
  1. D50 median particle diameter, span (D90-D10)/D50, Ssp specific surface area