TABLE 3

COMT3(+) composition for untreated, raw material and following microbial deconstruction and hydrothermal treatments

Treatmenta% (mean ± SD)
GlucanXylanArabinanInert material
Raw34 ± 0.726 ± 0.33.5 ± 0.137 ± 0.9
T46 ± 0.625 ± 0.419 ± 128 ± 0.6
T→M39 ± 2.018 ± 0.6NDb42 ± 2.5
T→M→T43 ± 1412 ± 0.4ND45 ± 1.9
T→M→T→M45 ± 1.211 ± 0.2ND44 ± 1.4
  • a M, microbial deconstruction; T, hydrothermal treatment. Switchgrass samples were washed following each treatment step, and the material after washing was used for the next planned treatment.

  • b ND, none detected.