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Title: Evaluation of physical changes in wood during colonization by Ceriporiopsis submervispora

Source: 11th ISWPC International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry : June 11-14, 2001, Nice, France. [S.l. : s.n.], 2001: Pages 439-441

Author(s)Hunt, Chris; Wiedenhoeft, Alex; Horn, Eric; Houtman, Carl

Publication Year: 2001  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Mechanical, chemical, and light microscopic methods were used to observe wood cell wall changes during colonization by Ceriporiopsis submervispora. Maximum crushing load, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), and quantitative Simon's staining were found to be the most useful methods for tracking biopulping action. MOE and loss modulus trended downward within 2 days of inoculation, even though few cells were colonized by that time. Quantitative Simon's staining results were highly correlated with refiner energy savings.

Keywords: Ceriporiopsis submervispora; fungal colonization; wood-destroying fungi; wood cell walls; physical changes

File size: 826 kb(s)

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RITS Product ID: 13874
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Houtman, Carl J.
Chemical Engineer
Hunt, Christopher G.
Research Chemist
Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Research Botanist

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