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Table 4 Changes in absolute amounts of detergent fiber (g) 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 31.2a 31.2a 31.2a 31.2a 31.2a 31.2a
  2 27.5a 22.3b 22.4b 24.3b 23.0b 21.3b
  4 16.2b 16.9c 16.3c 17.3c 16.6c 18.1c
  6 16.4b 14.9d 15.8c 14.0d 16.1c 16.5cd
  8 13.8b 15.1d 16.4c 15.5d 15.5c 15.2d
SEM 1.60 0.30 0.31 0.35 0.80 0.52
P-value <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
HC 0 22.0a 22.0a 22.0a 22.0a 22.0a 22.0a
  2 21.4a 22.1a 23.5a 20.7a 21.9a 21.6ab
  4 11.5b 12.8b 12.0b 14.2bc 14.9b 17.5bc
  6 13.7b 10.8b 11.1b 15.9b 13.6b 16.0c
  8 9.2b 9.0b 9.5b 11.7c 13.7b 14.1c
SEM 1.19 1.47 1.30 0.83 0.59 0.94
P-value <.0001 0.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 0.0005
Cell 0 55.5 55.5 55.5a 55.5 55.5 55.5
  2 54.1 54.0 51.7ab 55.7 55.7 52.7
  4 53.2 52.3 49.8b 53.9 56.3 57.0
  6 53.2 52.3 51.9ab 57.0 57.0 54.6
  8 52.9 51.3 50.5b 52.1 55.9 52.9
SEM 1.59 1.05 0.81 1.25 0.91 0.91
P-value 0.7836 0.1072 0.0048 0.133 0.7735 0.0402
  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