Conditions for soft rot of wood

  title={Conditions for soft rot of wood},
  author={James J. Worrall and Susan E. Anagnost and C. J. K. Wang},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Microbiology},
Conditions leading to optimal development of soft rot of wood were studied in vitro. Rates of weight loss generally remained more or less constant for 12 weeks, after which they decreased. Use of Petri dishes as decay chambers, saturation of blocks with a reduced nutrient solution containing micronutrients and vitamins, and use of a thick nylon mesh as a support between the agar and blocks generally gave better results than alternative conditions. Depending on experimental conditions, decay was… 

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