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Forest Products Biotechnology

Edited By: Alan Bruce and John W Palfreyman

326 pages, Figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #69626 | ISBN: 0748404155
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Presents a comprehensive review of specialist research directed towards efficient and environmentally sensitive use of forests.


Wood as material; biotechnology in the study of brown and white rot decay; biopulping; enzymes in pulp bleaching; anaerobic treatment of pulp mill effluents; bioremediation of soils contaminated with organic wood preservatives; bioremediation of woodtreated with preservatives by using white rot fungi; biotechnology production of wood composites; special (secondary) metabolites from wood; wood/bark extracts as adhesive and preservatives; ethanol production and forest products' wastes; production ofmushrooms from wood waste substrates; drugs from plants; the role of biological metal chelators in wood degradation and xenobiotic degradation; biological control of wood decay; biological control of forests pests - a biological perspective; transgenictrees; the use of molecular methods for the detecting and identification of wood decay fungi.

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