Biological Control of Wood-Attacking Fungi Using Bacteria

  • Riana Benko
  • Terry L. Highley
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 3)


Soon after felling, wood is susceptible to colonization by wood-attacking fungi. Infection often occurs within a few days after cutting and may continue to progress in the wood, even though the wood is processed into preservative-treated products, such as poles, railroad ties, and construction timbers. The protection of unseasoned timbers against wood-attacking fungi should not be neglected, because the quality and durability of wood products depend on good care of the unseasoned timbers.


Biological Control Agent Trichoderma Harzianum Malt Agar Mold Fungus Bacterial Solution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Riana Benko
    • 1
  • Terry L. Highley
    • 2
  1. 1.LjubljanaYugoslavia
  2. 2.Forest Products LaboratoryUSDA, Forest ServiceMadisonUSA

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