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Table 3 Changes in detergent fiber content (g/kg DM) over an eight wk period of 0.5 and 2 cm wood chips incubated with three different amounts of C. subvermispora inoculum

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

Particle size 0.5 cm 2 cm
Inoculum, % 0.5 1.5 3.0 0.5 1.5 3.0
  Wk
ADL 0 214.8a 214.8a 214.8a 214.8a 214.8a 214.8a
  2 197.8a 162.4b 162.6b 178.3b 163.7b 156.5b
  4 127.0b 130.0c 126.3c 133.2c 126.8c 134.3c
  6 128.3b 118.4d 123.4c 111.8d 126.4c 126.4c
  8 112.0b 123.6cd 129.4c 126.0c 121.2c 120.7c
SEM 9.95 2.07 2.18 2.31 5.41 2.95
P-value <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
HC 0 151.5a 151.5a 151.5a 151.5a 151.5a 151.5ab
  2 154.1a 160.7a 170.7a 151.7a 156.2a 158.3a
  4 90.0b 98.5b 92.8b 109.4bc 114.1b 129.9abc
  6 107.4b 85.6b 87.0b 126.8ab 106.2b 122.6bc
  8 74.5b 73.1b 74.8b 94.9c 107.3b 112.1c
SEM 8.21 10.80 9.82 5.50 4.32 6.55
P-value 0.0001 0.0005 0.0001 <.0001 <.0001 0.0025
Cell 0 381.3a 381.3b 381.3ab 381.3b 381.3b 381.3b
  2 390.3ab 393.1ab 375.3b 408.2b 396.8b 387.4b
  4 417.0ab 403.3ab 384.5ab 414.7ab 430.3a 422.2a
  6 417.9ab 415.4ab 405.4a 455.1a 446.0a 419.3a
  8 430.3a 419.1a 397.1ab 424.2ab 438.4a 419.2a
SEM 10.34 7.90 5.98 9.97 6.82 6.42
P-value 0.0349 0.0362 0.0301 0.0054 0.0002 0.0019
  1. Values with different superscripts within column are significantly (P < 0.05) different. ADL acid detergent lignin, HC hemicellulose, Cell cellulose, SEM standard error of the mean