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Table 2 Phenotypic and genotypic (italics) correlations between forage quality and yield-related traits.

From: Polymorphisms in monolignol biosynthetic genes are associated with biomass yield and agronomic traits in European maize (Zea mays L.)

  DTS DMC DMY WSC IVDOM NDF DNDF
PHT 0.64** -0.17 0.64** 0.24 -0.31 0.06 -0.45**
  0.62** -0.17 0.69** 0.24* -0.35** 0.11 -0.47**
DTS   -0.13 0.72** 0.17 -0.17 0.08 -0.26
   -0.09 0.78** 0.14 -0.22* 0.17 -0.28*
DMC    -0.35* -0.51** -0.39* 0.61** -0.15
    -0.37** -0.56** -0.40** 0.66** -0.17*
DMY     0.44** 0.00 -0.23 -0.22
     0.47** -0.03 -0.23* -0.24*
  1. ** Significant at P = 0.01. * Significant at P = 0.05.
  2. PHT: plant height in cm
  3. DTS: days from sowing to silking
  4. DMC: % dry matter content of stover
  5. DMY: Dry matter yield of stover in tons per hectare
  6. WSC: Water soluble carbohydrates
  7. IVDOM: In vitro digestibility of organic matter
  8. NDF: Neutral detergent fiber
  9. DNDF: Digestibility of neutral detergent fiber