Accession Number:

ADA019276

Title:

Gum Guaiac in Field Tests for Extracellular Phenol Oxidases, of Wood-Rotting Fungi and Other Basidiomycetes.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

One hundred ninety-two species of Basidiomycetes, mostly wood-decaying or wood-inhabiting, were tested in the field with gum guaiac reagent to determine if extracellular phenol oxidases were present. Of these, 79 gave negative reactions 113, positive. Of those with positive reactions, 110 are white rot fungi three species Phaeolus schweinitizii Fr Pat., Tyromyces Fragilis Fr. Donk, and T. sub cartilagineus Overh. Dom. that gave a positive reaction are brown-rot fungi. In field tests a negative reaction did not relate as conclusively 38 white-rot fungi failed to give a positive test. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE