Scanning electron microscopy of ground
biomass (A) before enzymatic hydrolysis and (B) after 48 h of enzymatic hydrolysis using the
A. awamori-T. reesei
blend. Samples were adhered to carbon tape, sputter-coated with 28 nm gold using an Emitech/K550 model and observed via SEM as described in the Materials and methods section. Magnifications of × 1,200 (A) and × 6,000 (B) were chosen to show the action of the enzyme blend more clearly on C. homosphaera biomass. The scale bars represent 50 μm (A) and 10 μm (B).