Malaysian Wood Decay FungióMicroporus (FTI 68)

Salmiah Ujang & P. Thilainathan


4 pp


Wood decay fungus is one of the few organisms which are naturally able to break down principal chemical components of wood, i.e. cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, hence wood is an important source of food or nutrients for the fungi. The paper contains description on the two most common Microporus species in Malaysia: M. xanthopus and M. affinis.