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Table 1 Diurnal carbon assimilation and allocation at different growth periods

From: Seasonal and diurnal patterns of non-structural carbohydrates in source and sink tissues in field maize

Growth periodHybridsADCTCT/ADCA/ADStarch/ADTSC/AD
μmol C g−1 DMμmol C g− 1 DM%%%%
V7XY33529.3225.4386.7313.277.435.84
DH60529.6624.9784.2015.809.136.66
ZD95828.3823.8884.1415.869.806.07
V13XY33525.2922.2087.8112.195.736.46
DH60525.5522.5188.1011.907.184.72
ZD95825.4122.2687.6212.387.484.90
28 DAPXY33514.3913.9296.753.25−1.014.26
DH60515.1614.5195.714.29−2.847.12
ZD95814.8114.2696.343.66−3.176.83
  1. AD represents the total net carbon accumulation that was calculated by diurnal photosynthesis values, CT represents the transported sugars and was the result of AD minus CA, and CA represents carbon accumulation in certain maize leaves, which was approximately equal to the non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) concentration. Hence, CA was calculated by the sum value of starch and total soluble carbohydrates (TSC). The ratios of transport, accumulation, starch and total soluble carbohydrates participation were summarized. Abbreviations: V7, the 7th leaf expanded stage; V13, the 13th leaf expanded stage; 28 DAP, 28 days after pollination