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Serpula

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Coniophoraceae)

A genus of fungi which includes the dry-rot fungus S. lacrymans (formerly Merulius lacrymans), a serious agent of timber decay in buildings. The fungus can...

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serpula

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 22 words.

marine annelid which inhabits a tortuous calcareous tube. XVIII. — modL. use of late L. serpula, dim. f. L.

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Serpula

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Coniophoraceae)

A genus of fungi which includes the dry-rot fungus S. lacrymans (formerly Merulius lacrymans), a serious agent of timber decay in buildings. The fungus can...

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Serpula

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 56 words.

(family Coniophoraceae)

A genus of fungi which includes the dry-rot fungus S. lacrymans (formerly Merulius lacrymans), a serious

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Serpula

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 59 words.

A genus of fungi which includes the dry rot fungus S. lacrymans (formerly Merulius lacrymans), a serious agent of timber decay in buildings. The fungus can spread from one timber to another...

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<i>Serpula</i>

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 63 words.

A genus of *fungi which includes the *dry rot fungus S. lacrymans (formerly Merulius lacrymans), a serious agent of timber decay in buildings. The fungus can spread from one timber to...

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<i>Serpula lacrymans</i>

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 10 words.

Fungus that causes *dry rot in the UK.

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The relationship between ‘wild’ and ‘building’ isolates of the dry rot fungus <i>Serpula lacrymans</i>

John W. Palfreyman, Jill S. Gartland, Craig J. Sturrock, Doug Lester, Nia A. White, Gordon A. Low, Joergen Bech-Andersen and David E.L. Cooke.

in FEMS Microbiology Letters

November 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. 2746 words.

Abstract

Molecular and morphological parameters of Serpula lacrymans isolates from various sites in the built environment in Europe and Australia were...

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The effects of volatile microbial secondary metabolites on protein synthesis in <i>Serpula lacrymans</i>

Sonia N. Humphris, Alan Bruce, Eldridge Buultjens and Ron E. Wheatley.

in FEMS Microbiology Letters

May 2002; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. 2628 words.

Abstract

The effects of volatile secondary metabolites produced by Trichoderma pseudokoningii, Trichoderma viride and Trichoderma aureoviride on growth rate...

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The worm re-turns: hiding behavior of a tube-dwelling marine polychaete, <i>Serpula vermicularis</i>

Lawrence M. Dill and Alex H. G. Fraser.

in Behavioral Ecology

March 1997; p ublished online March 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 0 words.

The polychaete worm Serpula vermicularis (Serpulidae) filter feeds at the mouth of its calcareous tube, but retreats into the tube when startled by mechanical stimuli likely to be...

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dry rot

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

1 Any of several plant diseases which are characterized by the formation of dry, shrivelled lesions; they are usually due to fungal infection.

2 A serious...

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A Plague upon Your House

Nicholas P. Money.

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores

April 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Microbiology. 6401 words.

This chapter considers other fungi that grow in buildings. Meruliporia incrassata has become a frequent problem in California, where its massive rootlike organs, called rhizomorphs, snake...

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