Wood degrading fungi

Salmiah, Ujang and Wong, Andrew H.H and Jones, E.B.Gareth (2007) Wood degrading fungi. In: Malaysian Fungal Diversity. Mushroom Research Centre, University of Malaya & Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, pp. 163-183. ISBN 9789832085935

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This chapter gives an account of wood biodegradation, particular decay studies in Malaysiawhich has focused on evaluating the wood decay potential of selected basidiomycetes(brown and white rot fungi), ascomycetes and anamorphic fungi (sap stain fungi and softrot species) and in relation to wood protection. Studies, of lignin degrading enzymesproduced by selected basidiomycetes are at an early stage of research in Malaysia andfurther studies are warranted. Tests to determine the durability of bamboo to wood decayfungi have been undertaken and results indicate that it falls between that of birch and pine,largely attributed to the lignin content of each timber.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: biotechnological application, durability of bamboo, lignin degrading enzymes,wood durability, wood decay, white, brown, sap stain and soft rot attack, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 01:13
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 01:13
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16040

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