Fungi associated with bamboo and their decay capabilities

Jae Jin Kim, Sung Suk Lee, Jong Bum Ra, Hwanhwi Lee, Nayoon Huh, Gyu Hyeok Kim

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Biological deterioration is the most important issue facing the use of bamboo as a bioresource. To identify the fungi responsible for bamboo degradation, isolates were obtained from three decaying bamboo species and evaluated. A total of 16 genera and 18 species of fungi were isolated and identified. The major fungi causing serious damage are Trametes versicolor and Arthrinium arundinis, which caused the largest weight losses in tests, of approximately 21.6% and 17.9%, respectively. This investigation confirms that the natural durability of bamboo in outdoor utilization is low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar


  • Bamboo
  • Bamboo-degrading fungi
  • Biodeterioration
  • Decay capability
  • Soft rot
  • White rot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials


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