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}

 Statistical analysis (ANOVA) was carried out with SPSS 8.0. Ratios between activities were compared across species. Each column was submitted to oneway 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.