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Table 1 Fungal biomass and ethanol production at various cultivation conditions

From: Mycelial pellet formation by edible ascomycete filamentous fungi, Neurospora intermedia

Factors Levels Morphology Y E/S b (g/g) Y B/S a (g/g) Y Gly/S a (g/g)
pH 10.0 Loose filaments ND 0.435 0.032
9.0 Filamentous ND 0.452 0.031
7.0 Filamentous 0.192 0.279 0.014
5.5 (control) Filamentous 0.205 0.262 0.016
4.0 Pellets 0.367 0.118 0.008
2.0 ND ND ND ND
Additive agents Glycerol Loose filaments 0.193 0.280 0.012
Calcium ions (CaCl2∙2H2O) Loose filaments 0.140 0.323 0.016
Carbon source Sucrose Filamentous 0.195 0.284 0.009
Arabinose Filamentous 0.000 0.440 0.027
Glucose Filamentous 0.217 0.250 0.016
Galactose Filamentous 0.295 0.184 0.012
Trace metals   Filamentous 0.214 0.261 0.012
Agitation 100 rpm Filamentous 0.266 0.206 0.014
120 rpm Filamentous 0.213 0.256 0.012
150 rpm Filamentous 0.143 0.331 0.017
  1. ND not detected
  2. aMaximum ethanol yield on substrate consumed
  3. bMaximum biomass yield on substrate consumed
  4. cMaximum glycerol yield on substrate consumed