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National Science Foundation

A Scanning Electron Micrograph of Wood Decayed by White Rot

Caption: This is a scanning electron micrograph of wood that has been decayed by the white rot species Punctularia strigoso-zonata. The wood structure, including lignin and cellulose, has been largely destryed by the fungus.

Credit: Robert Blachette

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