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    Author(s): Carol A. Clausen
    Date: 2010
    Source: Wood handbook : wood as an engineering material: chapter 14. Centennial ed. General technical report FPL ; GTR-190. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010: p. 14.1-14.16.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Under proper conditions, wood will give centuries of service. However, under conditions that permit the development of wood-degrading organisms, protection must be provided during processing, merchandising, and use. The organisms that can degrade wood are principally fungi, insects, bacteria, and marine borers.

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    Clausen, Carol A. 2010. Biodeterioration of wood. Wood handbook : wood as an engineering material: chapter 14. Centennial ed. General technical report FPL ; GTR-190. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010: p. 14.1-14.16.

    Keywords

    Biodegradation, wood deterioration, deterioration, wood biodegradation, wood-decaying fungi, insect pests, insect control, molds, insecticides, fungicides, antifungal agents, marine borers, pest control, fungal stains, bacteria, beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, termites, stains, susceptibility, wood borers, prevention, decomposition of wood, resistance to decay, biocides, decay fungi, wood decay, termite control

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