Fungi from the decaying wood and their interspecific relation. [Pūvančios medienos mikromicetai ir jų tarprūšiniai santykiai]. – Botanica Lithuanica, 5(2): 155–163

Mycromycetes are not the main wood destroyers, but they are the initiators of this process and are present during all wood decaying stages. 73 species belonging to 4 classes 6 orders and 10 families from decaying wood samples were isolated and indentified. Species which are supposed to develop in the early stages of wood decay and well-known wood destroyers, such as: Chaetomium sp., Paecilomyces puntonii, Trichoderma harzianum and others were detected. The interspecific relation studies of two fungal associations were carried through. A favorable pairing of Aspergillus sp. 2-2 strain and Trichoderma harzianum 2-1 that, thanks to their enzymatic activity and interspecific relation, could function successfully on decaying wood was detected.

Keywords: fungi, wood, species interaction, enzymatic activity.