Abstract: Fungal strains were isolated and cultured to produce cellulase using lignocellulosic materials
i.e. rice husk, wheat bran and bagasse as substrates- untreated, steam treated and alkali treated at room temperature
and 100oC. Appreciable cellulose activity was measured with steam treated and alkali heated at room temperature
for rice husk and wheat bran. The untreated and steam treated bagasse showed measurable activity while it was
very low in bagasse-alkali heated at room temperature and almost negligible activity was detected when bagassealkali
treated at 100oC was used.