Decay of date palm wood by white-rot and brown-rot fungi

J. E. Adaskaveg, R. A. Blanchette, R. L. Gilbertson

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Wood from trunks of Canary Island date palm Phoenix canariensis was decayed for 12 wk with white-rot fungi (Ganoderma colossum, G. zonatum, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Scytinostroma galactinum or Trametes versicolor) or brown-rot fungi (Wolfiporia cocos, Gloeophyllum trabeum or Fomitopsis pinicola). White-rot fungi caused significantly more weight loss (63%) than brown-rot fungi (32%). Of the white-rot fungi, G. colossum caused the greatest weight loss (81%), S. galactinum the least (36%). -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-629
Number of pages15
JournalCanadian Journal of Botany
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991


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