Wood fungi

  “Wood fungi” are eukaryotic and carbon-heterotrophic (free from chlorophyll) organisms with chitin in the cell wall, reproduce asexually and/or sexually by non flagellate spores, filamentous, immovable and mostly land inhabiting. Damage to wood in water by fungi is described by Jones and Irvine , Jones  and Kim and Singh . Soft-rot fungi belonging to […]

Wood Moisture Content

           As wood degradation by fungi involves enzymes, which are active in aqueous environment, and because hyphae consist of up to 90% of water, wood fungi need water. Water is also used for the uptake of nutrients, the transport within the mycelium and as solvent for metabolism. Without water, the metabolism […]

Antagonists Synergists and Succession

                Interactions (reciprocal effects) between wood fungi have been early investi-gated e.g., by Oppermann (1951) and Leslie et al. (1976), and were described in detail by Rayner and Boddy (1988). Antagonism (competitive reciprocal effect), the mutual inhibition and in a broader sense the inhibition of one organism by […]