Characterization of commercially important Asian bamboo species
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Physico-chemical characterization of six commercially important Indian bamboo species has been performed. The maximum starch content was found in B. vulgaris, highest hot water soluble constituents noticed in B. pallida, Bangalore, while lowest content of these soluble constituents was observed in B. tulda, Bihar. All the bamboo species have alkali solubility ranging from 26.1 to 28.3 %. B. pallida, Bangalore and D. strictus, Gurgaon have the lowest and highest lignin content and antifungal decay resistance, respectively. Maximum and minimum ligno-cellulose content was found to be in B. arundinacea, Allahabad, and B. tulda, Bihar bamboo species.
KeywordsLignin Lignin Content Starch Content Micro Model Bamboo Species
Financial assistance provided by Ministry of Rural Developed (MORD) is greatly acknowledged.
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