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Table 3 Different biological pretreatment strategies involved for pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass and its advantages

From: Recent updates on different methods of pretreatment of lignocellulosic feedstocks: a review

Microorganism Biomass Major effects References
Punctualaria sp. TUFC 20056 Bamboo culms 50% lignin removal Suhara et al. (2012)
Irpex lacteus Corn stalks 82% of hydrolysis yield Du et al. (2011)
Fungal consortium Straw 20-fold increase in hydrolysis Taha et al. (2015)
P.ostreatus/P.pulmonarius Eucalyptus grandis saw dust 20-fold increase in hydrolysis Castoldi et al. (2014)
P.chrysosporium Rice husk Potumarthi et al. (2013)
Fungal consortium Corn stover 43.8% lignin removal/sevenfold increase in hydrolysis Song et al. (2013)
Ceriporiopsis subvermispora Wheat straw Minimal cellulose loss Cianchetta et al. (2014)
Ceriporiopsis subvermispora Corn stover 2- to 3-fold increase in reducing sugar yield Wan and Li (2011)
Fungal consortium Plant biomass Complete elimination of use of hazardous chemicals Dhiman et al. (2015)