Possible Relation between Marine Fungi and Limnoria Attack on Submerged Wood

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Science  09 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3341, pp. 93-94
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3341.93


Wood submerged in the sea at Friday Harbor and at Naples contained only occasional hyphae, which showed no relationship to Limnoria burrows. Cultures of Limnoria established in "unconditioned" wood and in autoclaved wood were maintained in the absence of fungi. These results indicate that marine fungi have no significance for the activities of Limnoria.