Table 5: Influence of Lignocellulosic substrates for cellulase production.

Serial Number Lignocellulose FPasea
(U/ml/h)
CMCaseb
(U/ml/h)
β-Glucosidasec
(U/ml/h)
1. Bagasse 3.5 8.88 0.43
2. Coir 19.55 21.32 0.05
3. Corncob 15.33 28.44 0.32
4. Groundnut shells 8.50 11.66 0.02
5. Litter 29.0 60.44 0.06
6. Rice bran 8.66 16.66 0.13
7. Rice husk 23.33 40.44 0.16
8. Sawdust 31.11 67.54 0.32
9. Wheatbran 4.55 3.88 0.02
10. Controld 14.16 64.00 0.014

*Values represented in the table are averages of results of two separately conducted experiments.
a FPase was expressed in terms of filter paper units (U/ml). One filter paper unit is defined as the amount of enzyme releasing one µmole of reducing sugar from filter paper per ml per hour.
b CMCase activity was defined as amount of enzyme releasing one µmole of reducing sugar from carboxy-methyl cellulose per ml per hour.
c β-glucosidase was defined as amount of enzyme liberating one µmole of þ-nitrophenol per ml per /h
d Czapek-Dox medium amended with 1% cellulose.

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