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Table 3 Ratio between activities against selected substrates in termites and T. reesei. Ratios and deviations were calculated using data from Tables 1 and 2.

From: High throughput screening of hydrolytic enzymes from termites using a natural substrate derived from sugarcane bagasse

Species Cellulose/CMC CSCB/CMC CSCB/Cellulose
Heterotermes tenuis 19 ± 3 c 3.1 ± 0.8 b,c,d 0.16 ± 0.03 a
Coptotermes gestroi 12 ± 3 b,c 3 ± 1 c,d 0.28 ± 0.01 a
Grigiotermes sp. 0.14 ± 0.05 a 0.28 ± 0.06 a,b 1.8 ± 0.4 a
Spinitermes nigrostomus 0.19 ± 0.03 a 1.1 ± 0.3 a,b,c 6 ± 1 b
Microcerotermes strunckii 2.0 ± 0.3 a 0.7 ± 0.2 a,b 0.37 ± 0.07 a
Orthognathotermes sp 2 0 a 1.2 ± 0.6 a,b,c -
Cornitermes silvestrii 0.35 ± 0.02 a 0.17 ± 0.03 a 0.4 ± 0.1 a
Syntermes dirus 6 ± 2 a,b 2.0 ± 0.6 a,b,c,d 1.3 ± 0.6 a
Nasutitermes jaraguae 0.23 ± 0.03 a 0.3 ± 0.1 a,b 1.2 ± 0.4 a
Nasutitermes bivalens 0.23 ± 0.07 a 0.08 ± 0.02 a 0.36 ± 0.02 a
Trichoderma reesei 1.98 ± 0.08 a 4.25 ± 0.08 d 2.14 ± 0.05 a
  1. Statistical analysis (ANOVA) was carried out with SPSS 8.0. Ratios between activities were compared across species. Each column was submitted to one-way ANOVA and pairs of figures were compared using Tukey's honestly significant difference test, with significance level of 0.05. a,b,c,d In a column, groups with the same superscript letter are not significantly different. CMC: carboxymethylcellulose; CSCB: colloidal sugar cane bagasse.