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Wood and Tree Fungi: Biology, Damage, Protection, and Use

By: Olaf Schmidt

334 pages, 74 illus, 12 in col

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #161460 | ISBN: 3540321381
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About this book

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the various wood and tree fungi that damage trees, lumber, and timber. Special focus is given to identification, prevention, and remediation techniques, and the book bridges the gap between research and application. It covers the fundamentals of cytology and morphology.

There is a more practical section describing damage by viruses and bacteria on trees. The habitats of wood fungi are described as well as tree care. Important tree pathogens and wood decay fungi are characterized for prevention and identification. The final section focuses on the positive effects of wood-inhabiting microorganisms.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! eine aktualisierte, signifikant erweiterte und ins Englische ubersetzte Neuauflage des bewahrten Lehrbuches 'Holz und Baumpilze' ! Das Buch gibt anhand von gut gewahlten Beispielen einen aktuellen und umfassenden Auberblick uber das Fachgebiet Holzmikrobiologie und es erschliesst eine Fulle von - auch deutschsprachiger - Originalliteratur. Es zeichnet sich durch hohe Detailgenauigkeit aus: Jede Aussage wird exakt belegt ! was den Wert dieses Buches als Nachschlagewerk begrundet ! Das Buch ist sehr sorgfaltig gemacht ! Das sehr informative und doch kompakte Buch kann allen empfohlen werden !" (OTTMAR HOLDENRIEDER, in: Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Forstwesen, 2007, Vol. 158, Issue 3-4, S. 80 f.) "Das Buch gibt einen aktuellen Gesamtuberblick uber holzverfarbende und holzzerstorende Pilze sowie Viren und Bakterien in Baumen und Holz, die sowohl fur den Mykologen interessant als auch fur den Praktiker von Bedeutung sind. ! Im praktischen Teil befasst sich das Buch mit den spezifischen Holzschaden durch die verschiedenen Organismen sowie Moglichkeiten der Schadensvorbeugung, -erkennung und -bekampfung und dem Holzschutz. Positive Auswirkungen der Holzpilze werden genannt. Der Anhang enthalt einen Bestimmungsschlussel." (in: holztechnologie, 2008, Vol. 49, Issue 1, S. 52)


Contents

provides an up-to-date overview of the various wood and tree fungi that damage trees, lumber, and timber, with special focus given to identification, prevention, and remediation techniques.First, the fundamentals of cytology and morphology, growth and reproduction, formal genetics, and enzymatic wood decay are addressed. Causative factors are then analyzed, followed by descriptions of interactions like antagonism, succession, and mycorrhiza.The more practical section describes damages by viruses on trees and by bacteria on the xylem of trees and on structural timber, wood discoloration caused by molds and stain fungi, wood decays by rot fungi, and preservation methods. The habitats of wood fungi are described as well as tree care. Important tree pathogens and wood decay fungi are characterized for prevention and identification. The final section focuses on the positive effects of wood-inhabiting microorganisms, covering past and classical methods like myco-wood, mushroom cultivation, biological pulping, and "palo podrido", as well as recent biotechnological processes

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