33. Microbial Degradation of Wood

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. P. I. Morris

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch33

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Morris, P. I. (2011) Microbial Degradation of Wood, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch33

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. FPInnovations, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864

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Keywords:

  • microbial degradation of wood - in terrestrial environments, by microorganisms and insects;
  • microorganisms, key role in natural cycles - death, decay, recycling of nutrients and regrowth;
  • wood-inhabiting microorganisms and colonization sequence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Structure and chemistry of wood

  • Critical requirements for microbial degradation of wood

  • Wood-inhabiting microorganisms and colonization sequence

  • Diagnosing decay

  • Further reading

  • References