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Which of these is not a direct treatment on hemicellulose?

(a) Cellulase production

(b) Hexose fermentation

(c) Syngas fermentation

(d) Pentose fermentation

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Question is taken from Microbial Production of Fuels topic in section Bioleaching and Biomining for Recovery of Resources of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right choice is (c) Syngas fermentation

For explanation I would say: Syngas fermentation is treatment on hemicellulose. It is also a treatment after the lignocellulose is gasified. Hence syngas fermentation is not a direct treatment.

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