Analyzing hyphal growth of the bio incising fungus Physisporinus vitreus with light-, confocal laser scanning- and, Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy
C Stührk, M Fuhr, M Schubert, F W M R Schwarze
Norway spruce wood is an important building material for the forest and wood industry. To improve wood permeability and uptake of wood modification substances Physisporinus vitreus is employed as a bioincising agent. In this study wood specimens were incubated with P. vitreus to assess hyphal colonisation and structural alterations of Norway spruce wood. After different incubation periods, semi-thin sections were prepared and analysed with light-, confocal laser scanning- and Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy. Each method revealed valuable information on hyphal growth in wood and enhances knowledge about underlying processes of fungus – wood interactions.