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Table 1 Main chemical compositions of untreated and treated Pennisetum purpureum (% of DM)

From: An accessory enzymatic system of cellulase for simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation

Materials Cellulose
(glucan)
Hemicellulose
(xylan and arabinan)
Ligninb Ash Extractives + Othersc
Unpretreateda 35.2 ± 0.38 25.0 ± 3.74 20.1 ± 1.33 7.5 ± 0.20 12.2 ± 0.21
Pretreateda 48.7 ± 0.41 8.3 ± 0.19 29.4 ± 0.38 8.2 ± 0.01 5.4 ± 0.30
  1. All values are averages ± standard deviation of three independent experiments
  2. aData shown as percentage of dry Matter (DM)
  3. bAcid-soluble lignin included
  4. cNon-structural material and other compounds from biomass