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Title: Influence of xylem ray integrity and degree of polymerization on bending strength of beech wood decayed by Pleurotus ostreatus and Trametes versicolor

Source: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Author(s)Bari, Ehsan; Oladi, Reza; Schmidt, Olaf; Clausen, Carol A.; Ohno, Katie; Nicholas, Darrel D.; Daryaei, Mehrdad Ghodskhah; Karim, Maryam

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-1A

Abstract: The scope of this research was to evaluate the influence of xylem ray (XR) and degree of polymerization (DP) of holocellulose in Oriental beech wood (Fagus orientalis Lipsky.) on impact bending strength against two white-rot fungi. Beech wood specimens, exposed to Pleurotus ostreatus and Trametes versicolor, were evaluated for impact bending strength at 15-day intervals for 120 days. Microscopic evaluations at each time interval indicated that both fungi degraded marginal ray parenchyma at early stages of decomposition causing a drastic loss in impact bending strength. However, the two fungi differed in their ability to reduce DP; DP and xylem ray integrity (without precedence) were the most important factors in mechanical stability of beech wood.

Keywords: Xylem ray; Degree of polymerization; White rot fungi; Impact bending strength

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 3,330 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/16/2015

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RITS Product ID: 73325
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist
Ohno, Katie
Research Biologist

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