Effect of mineral wools on growth and decay capacities of Serpula lacrymans and some other brown-rot fungi
L Paajanen, A-C Ritschkoff
The influence of stone wool and glass wool on growth and decay capacities of Serpula lacrymans and some other brown-rot fungi was studied. Mass losses of pine wood caused by Serpula lacrymans and Gloeophyllum trabeum were increased when stone wool was present. Glass wool had no influence on mass losses. Coniophora puteana, Serpula lacrymans and Gloeophyllum trabeum grew into stone wool and destroyed it easily to powder. Poria placenta did not even grow into stone wool to a noticeable degree compared to the other.
Keywords: CONIOPHORA PUTEANA; DECAY RATE; DRY ROT; GLOEOPHYLLUM TRABEUM; MINERAL WOOL; PORIA PLACENTA; SERPULA LACRYMANS; STONE WOOL