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Characterization of palo podrido, a natural process of delignification in wood

Author(s):

Eduardo Agosan
Robert A. Blanchette
Herman Silva
Catherine Lapierre
Kory R. Cease
André R. Abad
Pedro Muga

Year:

1990

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 56(91): 65-74.

Description

Chemical and morphological changes of incipient to advanced stages of palo podrido, an extensively delignified wood, and other types of white rot decay found in the temperate forests of southern Chile were investigated. Palo podrido is a general term for white rot decay that is either selective or nonselective for the removal of lignin, whereas palo blanco describes the white decayed wood that has advanced stages of delignification.

Citation

Agosan, Eduardo; Blanchette, Robert A.; Silva, Herman; Lapierre, Catherine; Cease, Kory R.; Ibach, Rebecca E.; Abad, André R.; Muga, Pedro. 1990. Characterization of palo podrido, a natural process of delignification in wood. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 56(91): 65-74.

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