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Early soft rot colonization of Scots sapwood pine in above-ground exposure
2009 (English)In: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, ISSN 0964-8305, Vol. 63, no 2, 236-240 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The early colonization of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) sapwood exposed above ground (staple bed) was studied. Two different types of exposures were used, one in an open field and the other in a shaded field. Decay type and degree of degradation due to soft rot and mass and strength loss of wood were correlated. Fungal species in Scots pine sapwood were identified by sequencing, using the fungal nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA) after 24 months. The most abundant decay type found was soft rot, which also agreed with the mass loss (7-8%). Pine sapwood did not differ significantly between the two sites regarding the average mass loss during the time of exposure. The early colonization of wood by soft rot fungi together with mass loss indicates that this fungal type might be more common in above-ground conditions than recognized earlier.

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2009. Vol. 63, no 2, 236-240 p.
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Above ground, Mass loss, Sequencing, Soft rot, Staple bed, wood, decay, fungi
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18209DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2007.10.005ISI: 000263710700019OAI: diva2:336255
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-02-04Bibliographically approved

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