Durability performance of Gigantochloa scortechinii through Laboratory fungal decay tests

Razak Wahab, and Mahmud Sudin, and Tamizi Mustapa, and Awang Ahmad Mohd Yunus, (2010) Durability performance of Gigantochloa scortechinii through Laboratory fungal decay tests. Research Journal of Microbiology, 5 (8). pp. 828-832. ISSN 1816-4935

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/jm.2006.198.202

Abstract

Durability performance of chemically treated bamboo Gigantochloa scortechinii were evaluated through laboratory fungal tests. Soft rot and white rot caused high weight loss to G. scortechinii in the monoculture decay tests. The 2 year-old G. scortechinii are more susceptible than the 4 year-old to the attack of soft, white and brown rot. Vacuum pressure treated blocks shows the best performance against decaying fungi. This is followed by soaking treated blocks. CCA and ACQ shows good resistance against decaying fungi with CCA performing slightly better than the ACQ. The 4% chemicals solution strength were found to be sufficient in controlling the decaying fungi. Similar results were observed in the pattern attack of soft rot in the monoculture tests.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bamboo Gigantochloa scortechinii, Basidiomycete fungi, Laboratory fungal test, Resistance to decaying fungi, Soft rot, Weight loss
Subjects:Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
ID Code:3896
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:04 Apr 2012 17:05
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 11:10

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