Rice husk biodegradation by Pleurotus ostreatus to produce a ruminant feed

@inproceedings{Beg1986RiceHB,
  title={Rice husk biodegradation by Pleurotus ostreatus to produce a ruminant feed},
  author={Shahjahan Beg and Saeed Iqbal Zafar and Farrukh H. Shah},
  year={1986}
}
Abstract Pleurotus ostreatus possesses an efficient ligninolytic system. Rice husk fermented in solid-state conditions, using this white rot fungus, had enhanced nutritive value. The protein content increased by 332% whereas the crude fiber, cellulose and lignin decreased by 35·4%, 19·7% and 40·9%, respectively. The vivo (reticulo rumen) digestibility of the fermented rice husk was 79·4% more than the non-fermented substrate.