A study of the colonization of wood blocks in a laboratory unsterile soil test

IRG/WP 2318

M T De Troya, S M Gray, D J Dickinson

CCA treated and untreated beech blocks were exposed to a defined horticultural loam using the method proposed for the collaborative soft rot test in the soft rot sub-group of Working Group Two. At intervals during the incubation wood samples were removed and fungal isolations were made using selective media. Fungi were identified and tested for their cellulolytic ability and their decay capacity in beech in pure culture. Replicate wood samples were examined by microscopy for colonisation and decay.


Keywords: SOFT ROT; UNSTERILE SOIL; COLONIZATION; CCA; BASIDIOMYCETES; CELLULOLYTIC CAPACITY; DECAY CAPACITY; BACTERIA; FUNGI

Conference: 88-04-24/29 Madrid, Spain


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