Everything you wanted to know about the dry-rot fungus but were afraid to ask

John W. Palfreyman, Nia A. White

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Abstract

Dry rot of timber, caused by the fungus Serpula lacrymans, is a serious problem not only in domestic and commercial buildings worldwide, but also in important historic edifices. John Palfreyman and Nia White describe the dry-rot fungus and the conditions necessary for its growth, how it causes timber to decay and what can be done to prevent and control its effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalMicrobiology Today
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

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