Ecological Archives E093-033-A2

Jennifer M. Talbot and Kathleen K. Treseder. 2012. Interactions between lignin, cellulose, and nitrogen drive litter chemistry-decay relationships. Ecology 93:345–354.

Appendix B (TABLE B1). Initial litter chemistry traits of Arabidopsis plants used in Experiment 2.

N
level
Plant type Cellulose
(µg/mg stem)
Lignin
(µg/mg stem)
Hemicellulose
(µg/mg stem)
Soluble C
(µg/mg stem)
N
(µg/mg stem)
C:N Lignin:N LCI
Low
N
Wild
type
391.15 (26.82)a 114.97 (0.41)bc 162.67 (10.55)ab 152.12 (13.64)c 13.43 (0.42)e 40.67 (0.94)a 8.59 (0.41)a 0.23 (0.02)b
Low cellulose
plant
130.46 (11.50)c 132.05 (0.35)a 183.09 (4.97)ab 258.79 (7.99)a 17.74 (0.35)c 31.41 (0.70)bc 7.46 (0.35)ab 0.50 (0.02)a
Low lignin
plant
276.76 (0.34)b 74.29 (0.12)d 145.68 (3.59)b 224.01 (4.05)b 21.07 (0.35)ab 25.63 (0.24)d 3.53 (0.12)c 0.21 (0.004)b
High
N
Wild
type
349.97 (22.04)ab 106.64 (0.32)c 161.17 (13.63)ab 172.00 (17.53)bc 15.41 (0.61)d 35.23 (1.55)b 6.96 (0.32)b 0.24 (0.012)b
Low cellulose
plant
136.61 (3.04)c 122.14 (0.22)ab 200.81 (8.22)a 260.04 (3.50)a 20.06 (0.53)b 28.13 (0.76)cd 6.10 (0.22)b 0.47 (0.008)a
Low lignin
plant
288.96 (4.02)b 69.84 (0.05)d 154.27 (3.82)ab 230.53 (2.78)ab 22.80 (0.19)a 23.87 (0.12)d 3.06 (0.05)c 0.19 (0.002)b

Standard errors are in parentheses. Significant differences (P < 0.05) among plant types are designated by different letters (Tukey groupings, N = 3).


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