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Conference paper, 2013

What molecular biology can tell us about the biodegradation of lignocellulose: the utilization of molecular techniques for the detection, identification and enhanced understanding of wood degrading organisms

Jellison, Jody; Goodell, Barry; Alfredsen, Gry; Eastwood, Daniel; Daniel, Geoffrey; Cragg, SM; Grace, J


Molecular techniques are now routinely used in the identification, detection and analysis of wood degrading organisms. An overview of some of the early work on nucleic acid isolation and characterization will be followed by a discussion of the power of sequencing and other procedures for better understanding: the mechanisms involved in the biological degradation of wood, the metabolic basis of preservative function and ultimately the evolutionary history and ecological function of some of these unique organisms.

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Publisher: International Research Group on wood Protection


44th Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection

Authors' information

Jellison, Jody
Goodell, Barry
Alfredsen, Gry
Eastwood, Daniel
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Products
Cragg, SM
Grace, J

UKÄ Subject classification

Wood Science

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