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Table 2 Chemical composition of termite-chewed and control sample.

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

  Undigested softwood (%) Termite-chewed softwood (%)
Glucose 36.25 ± 1.16a 24.05 ± 0.92
Galactose 6.30 ± 0.18 5.85 ± 0.20
Xylose/Mannose 26.00 ± 0.72 16.99 ± 0.63
Acetyl bromide lignin 20.85 ± 0.14 22.81 ± 0.09
Acid insoluble lignin 18.13 ± 0.82 18.68 ± 0.89
Acid soluble lignin 2.62 ± 0.18 3.78 ± 0.23
  1. aMean of three replicate analyses.