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The most significant fungi: Agents of wood decay in oak forests of Serbia

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Author(s): Milijašević Tanja | Karadžić Dragan

Journal: Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta
ISSN 0353-4537

Volume: 2007;
Issue: 95;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Quercus spp. | wood decay | significance

ABSTRACT
The most widely distributed oak species in Serbia are Q. petrea (sessile oak), Q. cerris (Turkey oak) and Q. frainetto (Hungarian oak) and Quercus robur (common oak), and lignicolous fungi are the major agents of wood decay in natural and coppice oak forests. In this research, 33 species of fungi were identified. Eleven species were described, among which the most significant are: Armillaria mellea, Fomes fomentarius, Hypoxylon deustum Laetiporus sulphureus, Lenzites quercina and Phellinus robustus. This paper presents the morphological characteristics of the most significant identified fungi, their distribution, host plants and significance.
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