Table 1: Degradation of rubberwood pretreated by C. subvermispora at different particle sizes for 30, 60, and 90 days1.

Particle size (mm)Selectivity value2Weight loss (%)
LigninHemicelluloseCellulose

0.25
 302.16b13.10c (0.36)17.80c (0.67)6.06a (0.75)
 602.46b29.65b (0.31)34.35a,b (0.36)12.07a (0.29)
 902.75c34.89c (0.9)38.76b (0.88)12.69a (0.83)

0.50
 302.78a,b15.13b (0.19)19.75b (0.27)5.44a (0.50)
 602.75b29.52b (0.23)34.01b (0.46)10.73a,b (0.92)
 903.21b38.78b (0.27)39.91b (0.44)12.08a (0.37)

1.00
 303.57a16.65a (1.08)25.13a (0.69)4.66a (1.26)
 603.95a37.30a (1.31)36.02a (1.48)9.44b (1.42)
 904.29a45.06a (0.82)42.08a (1.16)10.50b (0.98)

Standard deviations of three replicates in parentheses; letters on the right side of the data in the same column indicated significant levels ( < 0.05 ANOVA, (3, 6));2 selectivity value = lignin loss/cellulose loss.