Biotechnological Upgrade of Rice Husk: I. the Influence of Substrate Pre-Treatments on the Growth of Sporotrichum pulverulentum

  • José M. C. Duarte
  • A. Clemente
  • A. T. Dias
  • M. E. Andrade
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 67)


Everybody knows that rice is one of the most widespread and valuable sources of food for mankind. Annual world paddy rice production by 1978 was calculated at 300 million tons. As shown on the simplified diagram below, after harvesting, rice is treated in industrial mills giving rise to two main by-products: one designated “huller bran” is valuable for direct incorporation in animal feeding due to its relatively high content of fat and protein (ca. 12.5%); the other is the husk and represents one-fifth of the paddy by weight.


Rice Straw Sugar Cane Bagasse Rice Husk Lignocellulosic Substrate Cellulose Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. C. Duarte
    • 1
  • A. Clemente
    • 1
  • A. T. Dias
    • 1
  • M. E. Andrade
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology/Institute of EnergySacavem CodexPortugal

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