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Table 6 Changes in absolute amounts of detergent fiber (g) 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 0.5 1.5 3
  Wk       
ADL 0 17.7a 17.7ab 17.7a 17.7b 17.7a 17.7a
  2 18.4a 19.5a 19.2a 20.6a 18.8a 18.0a
  4 17.5a 18.3ab 16.0ab 16.8b 15.2b 15.2b
  6 15.7ab 15.2b 18.3a 12.7c 12.0c 12.2c
  8 14.6b 14.7b 13.2b 10.4d 10.1d 9.7d
SEM 0.60 0.85 0.77 0.33 0.32 0.43
P-value 0.0062 0.0113 0.0019 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
HC 0 56.0a 56.0a 56.0a 56.0a 56.0a 56.0a
  2 55.6a 54.0a 51.6ab 55.2a 52.8a 51.1b
  4 47.9b 50.1ab 45.6c 49.8a 46.3b 44.7c
  6 43.1c 43.2bc 47.3bc 39.3b 38.2c 36.1d
  8 44.8bc 41.7c 41.8c 36.8b 34.8c 36.4d
SEM 0.96 1.49 1.29 1.59 0.92 0.64
P-value <.0001 0.0001 0.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
Cell 0 92.5 92.5ab 92.5 92.5 92.5 92.5
  2 92.5 91.4b 90.6 94.9 91.7 91.1
  4 92.6 96.6a 94.0 90.9 95.5 93.5
  6 94.7 92.8ab 91.6 93.2 92.9 95.1
  8 91.2 89.5b 90.3 93.6 93.9 91.7
SEM 1.38 1.03 1.08 1.59 0.83 1.06
P-value 0.5141 0.0076 0.1953 0.5183 0.0667 0.1257
  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