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Table 1 Monomer sugars washed from termite-chewed softwood and undigested control.

From: Advanced biorefinery in lower termite-effect of combined pretreatment during the chewing process

Sugar Undigested softwood (× 10-8, g/g) Termite-chewed softwood (× 10-8, g/g)
Fucose NA 5.35 ± 0.08
Arabinose 25.40 ± 0.6a 8.49 ± 0.02
Galactose 1.27 ± 0.01 2.14 ± 0.03
Glucose 15.23 ± 0.07 177.84 ± 1.09
Xylose/Mannose 0.88 ± 0.02 10.17 ± 0.11
Fructose NA 1.71 ± 0.00
Total 42.78 205.71
  1. aMean of three replicate analyses. NA: not applicable.