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Table 2 DNA methylation levels in Moso bamboo at different chronological ages

From: Correlation between DNA methylation and chronological age of Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys heterocycla var. pubescens)

Source of variation Total rate of methylation (%) Mean Variance test
Age E3HM2 E3HM6 E3HM7 E4HM5 E4HM6 E5HM5   
2 14.28 15.38 10.63 17.46 19.4 32.5 18.28 ± 7.58a* SS=0.263, df=8, MS=0.033, F=14.231, Sig=0.000, P<0.01
6 14.28 13.72 15.38 24.24 23.19 32.91 20.62 ± 7.56a
7 12 14.28 21.56 20.31 24.24 30.49 20.48 ± 6.72a
13 14.28 20.41 10.71 20.28 22.39 37.35 20.90 ± 9.18ab
18 18.18 26.41 23.64 23.08 30.77 39.24 26.89 ± 7.33bc
32 25 31.48 25.45 27.69 28.36 44.3 30.38 ± 7.20bc
34 23.07 25.92 28.84 26.56 29.23 36.25 28.31 ± 4.48bc
44 20.83 25 31.48 32.81 31.81 36.25 29.70 ± 5.67bc
63 26.66 50 37.04 32.81 30.76 50 37.88 ± 9.97cd  
  1. Total rate of methylation (%) = Total number of methylation bands/Total number of amplified bands × 100%; SS represents Stdev square, df represents degree freedom, MS represents Mean square.
  2. *Values followed by different small letters indicate L.S.D significant difference at p<0.05.