Fungal Decomposition of Wood: Its Biology and Ecology

Fungal Decomposition of Wood: Its Biology and Ecology

by A. D. M. Rayner, Lynne Boddy



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471103103
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/28/1988
Pages: 602
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.97(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Perspectives.

Wood as an Environment for Fungal Growth.

Quantification and Characterization of Occurrence and Activity of Wood Decay Fungi.

Identity and Ecological Roles of Organisms in Decaying Wood.

Developmental Cycles.

Breeding Strategies and Variation.

Interspecific Fungal Interactions and Their Role in the Structure and Development of Decay Communities.

Metabolic Functioning.

General Patterns and Dynamics of Wood Production and Decomposition in Natural and Manmade Ecosystems.

Colonization of the Standing Tree.

Colonization of Fallen and Cut Wood.

Colonization of Converted Wood.

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