Variation in digestibility among and within Desmodium spp

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Table  1  2  •  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  LIST  OF  TABLES

Table 1

2 • 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 LIST OF TABLES p.6
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TABLE  l.--List  of  Desmodium  species  in  the  present  study.

TABLE l.--List

of Desmodium species in the present study. p.29
TABLE  3.--Seedling  emergence  and  some  agronomic  characteristics  of  the  Desmodium  species  under  study

TABLE 3.--Seedling

emergence and some agronomic characteristics of the Desmodium species under study p.39
TABLE  4.--Yield  of  forage  dry  matter,  leaf:stem  ratios  and  whole  plant  true  digestibilities  of  Desmodium  species;  single  harvest

TABLE 4.--Yield

of forage dry matter, leaf:stem ratios and whole plant true digestibilities of Desmodium species; single harvest p.41
TABLE  6.--Ce11  wa11  components  and  dry  matter  true  digestibility  of  stems  of  Desmodium  species  (percentage  on  dry  matter  basis)

TABLE 6.--Ce11

wa11 components and dry matter true digestibility of stems of Desmodium species (percentage on dry matter basis) p.44
TABLE  8.--Corre1ation  coefficients  for  stems  true  digestibi1ity,  chem1ca1  components,  who1e  p1ant  true  digestibi1ity  and  other  agronomic  characteristics  of  Desmod1um  species,  1970

TABLE 8.--Corre1ation

coefficients for stems true digestibi1ity, chem1ca1 components, who1e p1ant true digestibi1ity and other agronomic characteristics of Desmod1um species, 1970 p.47
Figure  l.  Relationship  between  lignin  content  of  dry  matter  and

Figure l.

Relationship between lignin content of dry matter and p.49
Figure  2.  Relationship  between  1ignin  percentage  of  ADF  in  leaves  and  in  vitro  true  digestibility  in  whole  plants  of  Desmodium  species

Figure 2.

Relationship between 1ignin percentage of ADF in leaves and in vitro true digestibility in whole plants of Desmodium species p.50
FIGURE  3.--Relationship  between  leaves  and  whole  plant  in  vitro  dry  matter  true  digestibility  of  Desmodium  species

FIGURE 3.--Relationship

between leaves and whole plant in vitro dry matter true digestibility of Desmodium species p.51
Figure  4.  Relationship  between  size  of  the  terminal  leaflet  and  whole  plant  in  vitro  dry  matter  true  digestibility  of  Desmodium  species

Figure 4.

Relationship between size of the terminal leaflet and whole plant in vitro dry matter true digestibility of Desmodium species p.53
Figure  5.  Relationship  between  cellulose  content  of  dry  matter  and  in  vitro  true  digestibility  in  leaves  and  stems  of  Desmodium  species

Figure 5.

Relationship between cellulose content of dry matter and in vitro true digestibility in leaves and stems of Desmodium species p.54
Figure  6.  Relationship  between  cell  wall  content  of  dry  matter  and  in  vitro  true  digestibility  in  leaves  and  stems  oi  Desmodium  species

Figure 6.

Relationship between cell wall content of dry matter and in vitro true digestibility in leaves and stems oi Desmodium species p.55
TABLE  9.--Dry  matter  true  digestibility  (%)  of  Desmodium  species  obtained  from  in  vitro  fermentation  and  from  tlle  dry  matter  cllemical  components  using  the  summative  equation,  1970

TABLE 9.--Dry

matter true digestibility (%) of Desmodium species obtained from in vitro fermentation and from tlle dry matter cllemical components using the summative equation, 1970 p.58
TABLE  10.--Dry  matter  true  digestibility  (%)  of  leaves  and  stems  of  Desmodium  species  grown  at  Cornell  and  in  Colombia;

TABLE 10.--Dry

matter true digestibility (%) of leaves and stems of Desmodium species grown at Cornell and in Colombia; p.61
TABLE  11.--Characteristics  of  two  Desmodium  species  which  might  be  used  by  a  forage  breeder  in  an  improvement  programo

TABLE 11.--Characteristics

of two Desmodium species which might be used by a forage breeder in an improvement programo p.66
TABLE  12.--Leaf:stem  ratio,  yie1d  of  dry  matter  (gm)  snd  height  (cm)  of  individual  p1ants  of  Desmodium  intortwu,  E.

TABLE 12.--Leaf:stem

ratio, yie1d of dry matter (gm) snd height (cm) of individual p1ants of Desmodium intortwu, E. p.68
TABLE  13.--Mean,  standard  deviation  and  coefficient  of  variation  of  the  observed  characteristics  in  25  p1ants  of  three  Desmodium  species

TABLE 13.--Mean,

standard deviation and coefficient of variation of the observed characteristics in 25 p1ants of three Desmodium species p.70
TABLE  14.--Dry matter  true  digestibility  (%)  of  leaves,  stems  and  whole  p1ants  of  Desmod~um intort~

TABLE 14.--Dry

matter true digestibility (%) of leaves, stems and whole p1ants of Desmod~um intort~ p.72
TABLE  l5.--Correlation  coefficients  for  observed  characteristics  of  individual  plants  of  Desmodium  intortum

TABLE l5.--Correlation

coefficients for observed characteristics of individual plants of Desmodium intortum p.73
TABLE  16.--Correlation  coefficients  for  observed  characteristics  of  individual  plants  of  Desmodium  sandwicense

TABLE 16.--Correlation

coefficients for observed characteristics of individual plants of Desmodium sandwicense p.76
TABLE  17.--Correlation  coefficients  for  observed  characteristics  of  individual  p1ants  of  Desmodium  uncinatum

TABLE 17.--Correlation

coefficients for observed characteristics of individual p1ants of Desmodium uncinatum p.77
TABLE  18.--Dry  matter  true  digestibility  (%)  of  parents  and  Fl  hybrids  from  the  cross  D

TABLE 18.--Dry

matter true digestibility (%) of parents and Fl hybrids from the cross D p.82

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