Aspen Bibliography

Title

Accumulation of calcium crystals in the decayed wood of aspen attacked by Fomes igniarius

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

IAWA Bull New Series

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

237

Last Page

241

Publication Date

1984

Abstract

The concentrations of minerals were studied

in decayed, discoloured and clear wood of Aspen using both light and electron micro- scopes. Kevex X-ray energy spectrometer sys- telTI and atomic absorption spectrophotometer analyses revealed that the concentration of K, Na~ Ca, Mn, Mg were highest in the decayed wood and lowest in clear wood. Discoloured wood showed an intermediate concentration. Only crystalline calcium was present in the de- cayed wood and phloem. Association of wood rotting fungi seems to be closely related to the accumulation of calcium crystals.

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