Genotypic variation in cell wall composition in a diverse set of 244 accessions of Miscanthus

Awduron Sefydliadau
Math Erthygl
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)4740-4747
Nifer y tudalennau8
CyfnodolynBiomass and Bioenergy
Rhif y cyfnodolyn11
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar22 Hyd 2011
Dangosyddion eitem ddigidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 01 Tach 2011
DigwyddiadBiofuels and Bioenergy: Challenges and Opportunities - Vancouver, Canada
Hyd: 29 Awst 200608 Medi 2006
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We report on a replicated spaced-plant trial in Wales of 244 diverse Miscanthus accessions grouped by classical taxonomy into M. sinensis, M. sacchariflorus and M. x giganteus. Large differences in cell wall composition were detected between taxonomic groups. Significantly higher concentrations of NDF (88.19, 85.59 and 85.03 %DW; S.E.D. of 0.300; P < 0.001); ADL (11.76, 10.15 and 9.07 %DW; S.E.D. of 0.087; P < 0.001) and cellulose (47.09, 42.94 and 42.50 %DW; S.E.D. of 0.255; P < 0.001); and significantly lower concentrations of hemicellulose (29.43, 32.50 and 33.46 %DW; S.E.D. of 0.130; P < 0.001) were present in the samples from M. x giganteus compared to the other groups. Growth year and the interaction between taxonomic group and growth year had smaller significant effects. Strong correlations were found between ADL and cellulose (R = 0.72), and hemicellulose (R = −0.76) in the M. x giganteus samples but correlations were weaker for M. sacchariflorus (R = 0.66 and −0.59) and M. sinensis (R = 0.46 and −0.40). Eleven genotypes had been assessed previously in the U.K. during the European Miscanthus Improvement (EMI) programme. These generally had higher concentrations of ADL and hemicellulose, and lower concentrations of cellulose than were reported for the U.K. site during the EMI study. These results suggest that cell wall composition and ADL concentration in particular, is highly stable between growth years but is affected by site location. Furthermore, there are differences in cell wall composition between Miscanthus taxonomic groups that may prove valuable for breeding new varieties that are compositionally matched to conversion process.