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Table 5 Changes in detergent fiber content (g/kg DM) over an eight wk period of 0.5 and 2 cm wheat straw incubated with three different amounts of L. edodes 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 90.8abc 90.8ab 90.8a 90.8b 90.8a 90.8a
  2 95.7a 100.2a 97.9a 107.3a 97.3a 92.6a
  4 92.7ab 95.4ab 82.6ab 89.1b 79.5b 79.3b
  6 81.9bc 80.5ab 95.6a 68.2c 64.1c 64.5c
  8 78.6c 79.0b 69.9b 56.5d 54.6d 52.2d
SEM 2.74 4.40 3.82 1.80 1.63 2.36
P-value 0.0056 0.0261 0.0025 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
HC 0 287.1a 287.1a 287.1a 287.1a 287.1a 287.1a
  2 288.8a 277.8a 262.8ab 286.9a 273.6a 262.1b
  4 253.4b 260.7ab 235.4bc 263.7a 242.5b 233.1c
  6 224.7c 228.9bc 247.2bc 211.4b 204.8c 190.7d
  8 240.8bc 223.6c 221.0c 199.9b 188.2c 196.2d
SEM 5.22 7.96 6.04 8.39 4.80 3.44
P-value <.0001 0.0006 0.0002 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
Cell 0 474.1b 474.1b 474.1ab 474.1 474.1b 474.1bc
  2 480.4ab 470.5b 461.1b 493.5 475.6b 467.1c
  4 489.5ab 503.1a 485.5a 481.3 500.3a 486.9abc
  6 493.8a 491.2ab 478.7ab 500.7 498.3a 503.0a
  8 489.8ab 479.6ab 478.1ab 508.3 507.4a 494.1ab
SEM 4.04 6.20 4.63 8.32 4.17 4.62
P-value 0.035 0.0221 0.0403 0.0835 0.0005 0.0016
  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