Chemical factors affecting the brown-rot decay resistance of Scots pine heartwood

A. Harju (Corresponding Author), M. Venäläinen, S. Anttonen, Hannu Viitanen, P. Kainulainen, P. Saranpää, E. Vapaavuori

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Abstract

The cell wall chemistry (amount of hemicellulose, α-cellulose, and total lignin) and the concentration of extractives (total acetone-soluble extractives, resin acids, pinosylvins and the total phenolics quantified as tannin acid equivalents) were studied in brown-rot resistant and susceptible juvenile heartwood of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). The study material consisted of a total of 18 trees from two 34-year-old progeny trials at Korpilahti and Kerimäki. The trees were selected from among 783 trees whose decay rate had previously been screened in a laboratory test using a brown-rot fungus, Coniophora puteana. Samples from neither location showed any significant difference in the concentration (mg/cm3) of hemicellulose, α-cellulose and total lignin between the decay resistant and susceptible trees. At both locations only the concentration of total phenolics was higher in the decay-resistant heartwood than in the decay-susceptible heartwood. At Korpilahti, the amount of acetone-soluble extractives and the concentration of pinosylvin and its derivatives were higher in the resistant than in the susceptible trees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-268
JournalTrees
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Pinus sylvestris
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Coniophora puteana
resin acids
brown-rot fungi
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  • Pinus sylvestris L.
  • Coniophora puteana
  • Heartwood durability
  • Cell wall sonstituents
  • Extractives

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Harju, A., Venäläinen, M., Anttonen, S., Viitanen, H., Kainulainen, P., Saranpää, P., & Vapaavuori, E. (2003). Chemical factors affecting the brown-rot decay resistance of Scots pine heartwood. Trees, 17(3), 263-268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-002-0233-z
Harju, A. ; Venäläinen, M. ; Anttonen, S. ; Viitanen, Hannu ; Kainulainen, P. ; Saranpää, P. ; Vapaavuori, E. / Chemical factors affecting the brown-rot decay resistance of Scots pine heartwood. In: Trees. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 263-268.
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Chemical factors affecting the brown-rot decay resistance of Scots pine heartwood. / Harju, A. (Corresponding Author); Venäläinen, M.; Anttonen, S.; Viitanen, Hannu; Kainulainen, P.; Saranpää, P.; Vapaavuori, E.

In: Trees, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2003, p. 263-268.

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Harju A, Venäläinen M, Anttonen S, Viitanen H, Kainulainen P, Saranpää P et al. Chemical factors affecting the brown-rot decay resistance of Scots pine heartwood. Trees. 2003;17(3):263-268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-002-0233-z