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A wood soil contact culture technique for laboratory study of wood-destroying fungi, wood decay and wood preservation

Leutritz, J.

Bell Syst. tech. J 25(1): 102-135

1946


DOI: 10.1002/j.1538-7305.1946.tb00897.x
Accession: 013627416

The soil-contact method heroin described was found to be a valuable laboratory adjunct for the study of fungal destruction of cellulose and wood and for the determination of the efficacy of wood and cellulose-preservatives. Top soil with a 20 to 25 per cent, moisture content on a dry-weight basis, used as a substratum for decaying pine wood blocks, proved to be an excellent means of controlling the. moisture content of the wood during the decay process.

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