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Table 2 Levels of sucrose, reducing sugars and fiber in access of ancestral genera and species of sugarcane

From: The potential of the energy cane as the main biomass crop for the cellulosic industry

Species (n) Sucrose (%) Reducing sugar (%) Fiber (%)
Erianthus maximus (3) 2.24 ± 0.44 0.73 ± 0.23 26.4 ± 0.9
Erianthus arundinaceus (2) 0.62 ± 0.16 0.61 ± 0.17 30.3 ± 0.3
Miscanthus floridulus (5) 3.03 ± 0.56 0.79 ± 0.24 51.0 ± 2.0
Saccharum spontaneum (30) 5.35 ± 0.38 1.66 ± 0.06 31.8 ± 0.9
Saccharum robustum (10) 7.73 ± 0.83 0.27 ± 0.02 24.8 ± 1.6
Saccharum sinense (2) 13.45 ± 0.02 0.38 ± 0.08 12.8 ± 2.0
Saccharum officinarum (25) 17.48 ± 0.35 0.32 ± 0.02 9.8 ± 0.4
  1. (n) = number of evaluated accesses. Source: Bull e Glasziou [54].