Wood-inhabiting fungi

Ivan V. Zmitrovich, Solomon P. Wasser, Daniel Ţura

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The chapter summarizes the current developments on wood-inhabiting fungi. Taxonomically, wood-decomposers are represented by some groups of Basidiomycota, especially belonging to the order Polyporales (class Agaricomycetes). Composition of wood-inhabiting fungi established on generic and higher levels are given. Morphologically parallel series of sporogeneous structures of wood-inhabiting fungi are presented as a biomorphic system. Enzymatic systems of fungal wooddecomposers highlight white-rot and brown-rot fungi. It is emphasized that both groups are capable of oxidizing C-C components of wood polymers, but their targets are diverse. The mycogeographical aspects of wood-inhabiting fungi have been overviewed. The trophic aspects as well as substrate groupings of these fungi and their distributional patterns in the forest ecosystems of the Northern Hemisphere have also been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFungi From Different Substrates
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9781482209624
ISBN (Print)9781482209600
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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