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Table 2 Composition of wheat straw, compost and casing layer

From: Carbohydrate utilization and metabolism is highly differentiated in Agaricus bisporus

%w/w (based on dry matter) Wheat straw Compost Casing layer
Lignin (Klason) 27 41 a 52a
Total carbohydrates 57 17 12
Ash 5 36 29
Protein (%N *6.25) 3 13 7
Carbohydrate composition (molar%)    
Arabinose 6.0 5.6 1.6
Xylose 42.6 30 14
Mannose 0.89 4 6.1
Galactose 1.34 3.3 7
Rhamnose 0.8 1.4 2
Glucose 45 47 60
Uronic acids 3.9 8.6 9.2
Acetic acid (mol Ac/100 mol Xyl) 32 12 9
  1. aSmall part of inorganic material is included.