Dry rot in piece of domestic plywood

Dry rot in piece of domestic plywood

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: False colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of dry rot in a piece of domestic plywood. Dry rot is a fungus (Serpula lachrymans) which infects damp timber. As the fungal network, or mycelium, grows, it destroys the cellulose in the wood & weakens its structure. The mycelium consists of strands known as hyphae. The micrograph shows a dried out mycelial network of hyphae. Magnification: X49 at 35mmsize, X340 at 8x10-inch size. Original is bw b250/245

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Keywords: dry rot, eumycota, fungal, fungi, fungus, hyphae, mycology, nature, naturemycology, scanning electron micrograph, sem, serpula lacrymans

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