Table 2. Composition of matrix polysaccharides

All values given are in mol%. Data are means ± sd. Different lowercase letters following values indicates statistically significant difference; n = 8 pools of two or more biological replicates; statistical analysis was done with univariate analysis and Scheffe post-hoc testing in SPSS; α = 0.05.

Monosaccharide2n4n6n8n
Rhamnose2.62 ± 0.18 a2.56 ± 0.19 a3.14 ± 0.63 a,b3.51 ± 0.50 b
Fuc1.17 ± 0.11 a1.22 ± 0.10 a2.40 ± 0.82 b2.30 ± 0.52 b
Arabinose6.96 ± 1.40 a12.90 ± 1.34 b16.58 ± 3.19 c20.33 ± 3.08 d
Xyl75.78 ± 3.19 a65.45 ± 1.80 b54.27 ± 8.58 c48.74 ± 7.97 c
Man1.69 ± 0.15 a1.56 ± 0.10 a1.64 ± 0.26 a1.87 ± 0.51 a
Glc0.54 ± 0.03 a0.82 ± 0.46 a0.94 ± 0.48 a0.95 ± 0.54 a
Gal11.16 ± 1.53 a15.54 ± 1.23 b21.04 ± 4.27 c23.68 ± 3.14 c