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We investigated a method of analyzing wood samples taken from area surrounding nest cavities in order to determine the levels of a fungal enzyme, cellobiase, present in the wood. Then we looked for a relationship between the levels of cellobiase and the softness of the wood.

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This research further investigates the relationship between woodpeckers, the wood in dead trees in which they excavate their nest cavities, and wood-decaying fungi.

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This page is a summary of: Cellobiase Activity as an Indicator of Fungal Decay in the Wood of Woodpecker Nest Cavities in the Pacific Northwest., Northwest Science, September 2022, Northwest Scientific Association,
DOI: 10.3955/046.095.0308.
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