See A056371 for an explanation of step shifts. Under step cyclic shifts, abcde, bdace, bcdea, cdeab and daceb etc. are equivalent. Permuting the symbols will not change the structure.

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M. R. Nester (1999). Mathematical investigations of some plant interaction designs. PhD Thesis. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. [See A056391 for pdf file of Chap. 2]