Wood Decay: A Submicroscopic View
Abstract:Ultrastructural differences revealed by scanning electron microscopy clearly demonstrate the typical patterns of decay in coniferous wood: brown rot fungi degrade cellulose leaving a lignin skeleton, white rot fungi degrade both lignin and cellulose, and white-pocket rot fungi degrade primarily lignin. Information concerning the ability of fungi to selectively degrade parts of the woody plant cell aids in understanding of the decay process.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Assistant Professor and Forest Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Publication date: December 1, 1980
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