Wood Microbiology, Second Edition - Chapter 1: Introduction to wood microbiology

Elsevier, Wood Microbiology, Second Edition, 2020.
Zabel, R., Morrell, J.

The major positive and negative attributes of wood are discussed. The field of biodeterioration is reviewed in relation to its origins from Forest Pathology. The roles of various researchers in understanding the nature of deterioration are reviewed to provide context then common terminology related to degradation is reviewed.