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Table 2 Probability values for effects of the amount of inoculum added (0.5, 1.5 and 3.0 %), particle size (0.5 and 2.0 cm) and incubation time (2, 4, 6 and 8 wk) on chemical composition, ergosterol content and in vitro gas production of two fungal treated substrates (wheat straw and wood chips)

From: The effect of particle size and amount of inoculum on fungal treatment of wheat straw and wood chips

  C. subvermispora treated wood chips L. edodes treated wheat straw
Item Amount of inoculum Particle size Incubation time Amount of inoculum Particle size Incubation time
ADL, g/kg DM 0.1435 0.5688 <0.0001 0.0346 <0.0001 <0.0001
ADL, g 0.4626 0.9148 <0.0001 0.1640 <0.0001 <0.0001
HC, g/kg DM 0.3704 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.0003 <0.0001 <0.0001
HC, g 0.2533 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.0054 <0.0001 <0.0001
Cell, g/kg DM 0.0002 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.0026 0.0003 <0.0001
Cell, g 0.0197 <0.0001 0.0012 0.4314 0.1179 0.0120
Ergosterol, mg/g 0.5085 0.3220 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
IVGP, mL/g OM 0.4508 0.6735 <0.0001 0.1910 <0.0001 <0.0001
  1. ADL acid detergent lignin, HC hemicellulose, Cell cellulose, IVGP in vitro gas production after 72h in rumen fluid