Table 1.

Comparison of the Contents of Cell Wall Sugars between bc1-2 and Wild-Type Culms

Sugarbc1-2 MutantaWild TypeaDifferenceP Value b
Glucose 433 ± 11.1 612 ± 15.9−179<0.001
Xylose 149 ± 5.64 107 ± 3.9442<0.001
Arabinose21.3 ± 0.9418.0 ± 0.833.30.022
Galactose11.9 ± 0.6011.5 ± 0.690.40.693
Mannose1.74 ± 0.071.78 ± 0.08 −0.040.696
Rhamnose3.66 ± 0.213.58 ± 0.210.080.786
  • a The sugar contents of cell walls of bc1-2 mutant and wild-type culms are given as means ± se of eight independent assays. Each wall component was calculated as milligrams per gram of total cell wall residues.

  • b Determined using Student's two-sample t test.