Ionization of Wood During Previsual Stages of Wood Decay

  • Walter C. Shortle
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 3)


The wood decay process has both visual and previsual stages. Visual stages include both wood discoloration and the loss of structural integrity. Prior to the appearance of visual stages, wood undergoing the decay process is altered. These previsual alterations affect wood properties such as the accumulation of ions and decay resistance in vitro (Shortle and Smith, 1987; Smith, 1987).


Tissue Electrical Resistance Black Cherry Coriolus Versicolor Alkali Solubility Visual Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter C. Shortle
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  1. 1.USDA Forest ServiceDurhamUSA

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