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Enzymatic decay of wood by fungi - aplication of inhibitors as fungicides

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Code Science Field Subfield
4.01.02  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Wood technology 

Code Science Field
T490  Technological sciences  Biotechnology 
Keywords
wood decay fungi, decay, ectoenzymes, respiration, cellulases, oxidases, inhibitors, fungicides
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Researchers (3)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publications
1.  05832  MSc Branko Knehtl  Materials science and technology  Researcher  1999 - 2001  65 
2.  00395  PhD Marko Petrič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1999 - 2001  871 
3.  05248  PhD Franc Pohleven  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Principal Researcher  1999 - 2001  1,191 
Abstract
Specific processes of fungal wood decay will be investigated. Research will be focused on determination of ectoenzymes (cellulases and oxidases) and their activity. The activity will be studied by determination of decay products (secondary metabolites, acids, sugars, carbon dioxide), pH and oxygen consumption. On the basis of specific biochemical decay processes, specific inhibitors will be investigated. These inhibitors can be used as potential chemical wood preservatives.
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