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The fungal composition of natural biofinishes on oil-treated wood

Overview of attention for article published in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, January 2017
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Title
The fungal composition of natural biofinishes on oil-treated wood
Published in
Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40694-017-0030-5
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Elke J. Nieuwenhuijzen, Jos A. M. P. Houbraken, Peter J. Punt, Guus Roeselers, Olaf C. G. Adan, Robert A. Samson, Elke J. van Nieuwenhuijzen

Abstract

Biofinished wood is considered to be a decorative and protective material for outdoor constructions, showing advantages compared to traditional treated wood in terms of sustainability and self-repair. Natural dark wood staining fungi are essential to biofinish formation on wood. Although all sorts of outdoor situated timber are subjected to fungal staining, the homogenous dark staining called biofinish has only been detected on specific vegetable oil-treated substrates. Revealing the fungal composition of various natural biofinishes on wood is a first step to understand and control biofinish formation for industrial application. A culture-based survey of fungi in natural biofinishes on oil-treated wood samples showed the common wood stain fungus Aureobasidium and the recently described genus Superstratomyces to be predominant constituents. A culture-independent approach, based on amplification of the internal transcribed spacer regions, cloning and Sanger sequencing, resulted in clone libraries of two types of biofinishes. Aureobasidium was present in both biofinish types, but was only predominant in biofinishes on pine sapwood treated with raw linseed oil. Most cloned sequences of the other biofinish type (pine sapwood treated with olive oil) could not be identified. In addition, a more in-depth overview of the fungal composition of biofinishes was obtained with Illumina amplicon sequencing that targeted the internal transcribed spacer region 1. All investigated samples, that varied in wood species, (oil) treatments and exposure times, contained Aureobasidium and this genus was predominant in the biofinishes on pine sapwood treated with raw linseed oil. Lapidomyces was the predominant genus in most of the other biofinishes and present in all other samples. Surprisingly, Superstratomyces, which was predominantly detected by the cultivation-based approach, could not be found with the Illumina sequencing approach, while Lapidomyces was not detected in the culture-based approach. Overall, the culture-based approach and two culture-independent methods that were used in this study revealed that natural biofinishes were composed of multiple fungal genera always containing the common wood staining mould Aureobasidium. Besides Aureobasidium, the use of other fungal genera for the production of biofinished wood has to be considered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 30%
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Researcher 2 20%
Professor 1 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 20%
Computer Science 1 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 10%
Materials Science 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 September 2017.
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#6,240,629
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