Biological Control of Sapwood-Inhabiting Fungi by Metabolites from Streptomyces Rimosus

  • Suki C. Croan
  • Terry L. Highley
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 4)


Benko (1988a,b) studied the suitability of several bacteria as biological control agents for preventing discoloration and deterioration of wood by sapwood-inhabiting fungi. In a study by Highley et al. (1991), metabolites produced by Streptomyces rimosus were effective in controlling sapwood-inhabiting fungi. The unconcentrated metabolites inhibited spore germination of all the sapwood-inhabiting fungi tested and prevented discoloration of pine blocks. However, Penicillium and Aureobasidium pullulans were able to attack sweetgum blocks treated with the metabolites.


Antifungal Activity Radial Growth Spore Germination Wood Block Aureobasidium Pullulans 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suki C. Croan
    • 1
  • Terry L. Highley
    • 1
  1. 1.Forest Products LaboratoryUSDA Forest ServiceMadisonUSA

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