CHANGES IN WOOD MICROSTRUCTURE THROUGH PROGRESSIVE STAGES OF DECAY.
Forest Service research paper,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS
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The sequence of changes observed microscopically that occurred in wood throughout successive stages of decay was studied in the sapwood of a hardwood, sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua L., and of a softwood, southern pine Pinus sp.. The fungi used were Polyporus versicolor L. ex Fr., a white-rot fungus, and Poria monticola Murr., a brown-rot fungus. Light microscopy, plus the techniques of polarization and ultraviolet-absorption microscopy, was used to make the observations on sections 4 microns thick cut from celloidin-embedded specimens. Author
- Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products