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Title: Effect of Fungal Competition on Decay Rates in Bicultured Soil Bottle Assays

Source: Holzforschung

Author(s)Kirker, Grant T.; Blodgett, Amy; Lebow, Patricia K.; Clausen, Carol A.

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-1A  FPL-4851-1B

Abstract: For decades, wood scientists and preservative formulators have employed the monocultured soil bottle assay to test efficacy of wood treatment in the laboratory as a rapid predictor of field performance. This study examines the effects of bicultured soil bottle assays on the decay by common wood decay fungi. Mycelial interactions were noted in early stages of colonization. With only two exceptions, a single fungus was apparent in each soil bottle, indicating dominance. The dominant fungi were not always the most efficient wood rots, and the rot type, white or brown, did not affect the dominance outcome on the preferred wood type.

Keywords: accelerated decay test, fungal competition, soil microcosm, wood decay fungi

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 321 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/28/2016

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RITS Product ID: 79755
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist
Kirker, Grant
Research Forest Products Technologist
Lebow, Patricia K.
Mathematical Statistician

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