The dry rot fungus Serpula lacrymans, its growth and damaging of wood

IRG/WP 04-10511

L Reinprecht

The dry rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans) is one of the most dangerous wood rotting fungi, especially in the built environment. In our mycological laboratory more experiments with this fungus have been carried out aimed at:- its growth under stable and variable climatic conditions, - its possibility to attack either natural wood of different species and also modified wood primary pre-treated with some other fungi, aggressive chemicals and high temperatures, - its influence on the molecular and anatomical wood structure, - its influence on the acoustical, electric, strength and some other properties of decayed wood which can be applied for its identification.

Keywords: Dry rot fungus, environmental conditions, durability, modified wood, structure, properties, decay, rot identification

Conference: 04-06-06/10 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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