Secondary Metabolites and the Control of Some Blue Stain and Decay Fungi

  • W. A. Ayer
  • L. S. Trifonov
Part of the Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products book series (FORTCHEMIE (closed), volume 77)


Wood discoloration has been grouped in four categories based on the cause of the stain: enzymatic and chemical reactions, changes caused by contact with chemicals, chemical reactions acompanying the early stages of decay, and color changes associated with the growth of fungi (1).Only the latter two types of discoloration (biotic stains) will be discussed in this review. The discoloration by pigmented hyphae and spores on the wood surface is not included in this discussion.


Salicylic Acid Decay Fungus Broadleaf Tree Aspen Wood Coriolus Versicolor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Ayer
    • 1
  • L. S. Trifonov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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