Wooden Panel Deterioration by Tropical Marine Wood Borers

Singh, H.R. and Sasekumar, A. (1996) Wooden Panel Deterioration by Tropical Marine Wood Borers. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 42 (6). pp. 755-769. ISSN 0272-7714

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Abstract

Wood destruction in test panels ofShorea leprosulawas related to the percentage of fouling, types of wood borers and the number of wood borers. The natural durability ofShorea leprosulapanels was estimated to be 4–5 months in Malaysian marine waters. A higher fouling cover resulted in lower rates of wooden panel deterioration. Larger numbers of wood borers brought about greater panel deterioration. Primary wood destruction was caused by bivalve wood borers, mainlyMartesia striata, Lyrodus pedicellatus, Bankia campanellata, Teredo furciferaandTeredo bartschi. Martesia striatawas the important wood destroying agent in the intertidal zone and, together with the shipworms, was also responsible for panel destruction in the subtidal zone.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shipworms; Martesia striata; Intertidal; Subtidal; Panel deterioration; Fouling
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 05:33
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 07:55
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11733

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