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  1. Research on the wood species of Japanese Buddhist statues has an over 60 years’ history and recently many Buddhist “Ichiboku” statues carved out of a single bole made from the Nara to Heian periods were scient...

    Authors: Suyako Tazuru and Junji Sugiyama

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:60

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  2. Calocedrus formosana Florin is a softwood tree species with high economic value in Taiwan. Several bioactivities of the extracts of C. formosana have been reported; however, only one study focused on the anti-non...

    Authors: Shang-Tse Ho, Chi-Chen Lin, Tung-Lin Wu, Yu-Tang Tung and Jyh-Horng Wu

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:59

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  3. β-Thujaplicin (hinokitiol) is an important extractive of Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae (hinokiasunaro) that confers high durability to its wood. We investigated differences in β-thujaplicin content in wood from...

    Authors: Jun Tanabe, Yuya Takashima, Futoshi Ishiguri, Hiroyuki Sanpe, Jyunichi Ohshima, Kazuya Iizuka and Shinso Yokota

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:56

    Content type: Note

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  4. Wood is a raw material that is used not only in the production of structural members for various buildings, but also in the interior finishes that are directly seen and touched by the occupants. Wood has also ...

    Authors: Masashi Nakamura, Harumi Ikei and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:55

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  5. The purpose of this paper was to confirm the influence of pulsive pressure waves on the liquid penetration into wood in the semi-opened container. Wood block sample was irradiated by the pulsive pressure waves...

    Authors: Soichi Tanaka, Masako Seki, Tsunehisa Miki, Kenji Umemura and Kozo Kanayama

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:54

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  6. This study was conducted to evaluate the properties of cement-bonded composite (CBC) manufactured using jute stick particles and expanded polystyrene (EPS) beads to reduce the density of CBC for mitigating the...

    Authors: Md Nasim Rana, Md Nazrul Islam, Suresh Kumar Nath, Atanu Kumar Das, Md Ashaduzzaman and Md Iftekhar Shams

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:53

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  7. A steel–bamboo SI (skeleton–infill) system with steel frame as the skeleton and bamboo box as the filler is proposed, which realizes the requirements of building assembly and sustainable development. As a firs...

    Authors: Qingfang Lv, Yi Ding and Ye Liu

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:51

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  8. Novel bamboo I-beams fabricated from bamboo oriented strand boards as structural members were investigated. Bending tests were performed to determine the stiffness and strength properties of bamboo I-beams. Th...

    Authors: Yuhui Sun, Zehui Jiang, Huanrong Liu, Zhengjun Sun and Changhua Fang

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:50

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  9. This study investigated the use of glycerol–fatty acid sodium soap mixtures to delignify woody biomass as a model for utilization of crude glycerol by-product from biodiesel manufacture. Lignin-bearing glycero...

    Authors: Masatoshi Todaka, Wasana Kowhakul, Hiroshi Masamoto and Mikiji Shigematsu

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:49

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  10. In this study, dynamic changes in structural polysaccharide deposition on the plasma membrane and cortical microtubules (CMTs) behavior were monitored in protoplasts isolated from white birch callus using conf...

    Authors: Satomi Tagawa, Yusuke Yamagishi, Ugai Watanabe, Ryo Funada and Tetsuo Kondo

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:47

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  11. The moisture sorption behaviour of wood strongly influences the durability of exterior-coated wood. Wood characteristics are known to influence the water sorption of uncoated wood. Despite this, the majority o...

    Authors: T. Sjökvist, Å. Blom and M. E. P. Wålinder

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:45

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  12. The strain associated with orthogonal cutting with and against the grain of hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) was measured. Digital image correlation method was used to measure strain distributed in the area within 0...

    Authors: Yosuke Matsuda, Yuko Fujiwara and Yoshihisa Fujii

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:44

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  13. Annual ring width, warp, dynamic Young’s modulus, and static bending properties were evaluated for 2 × 4 lumber produced from Larix sibirica trees naturally grown in five different provenances of Mongolia. The lu...

    Authors: Bayasaa Tumenjargal, Futoshi Ishiguri, Haruna Aiso-Sanada, Yusuke Takahashi, Ikumi Nezu, Bayartsetseg Baasan, Ganbaatar Chultem, Jyunichi Ohshima and Shinso Yokota

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:43

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  14. The incorporation of recycled papers, paperboards and Tetra Pak as filling materials in brittle matrices presents an interesting approach in the utilization of waste materials for building construction. This p...

    Authors: Dafni Foti, Stergios Adamopoulos, Eleni Voulgaridou, Elias Voulgaridis, Costas Passialis, Stephen Osakue Amiandamhen and Geoffrey Daniel

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:42

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  15. The sap of urushi tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum (Stokes) F.A. Barkley) has been used for coating materials and is known as urushi or oriental lacquer in East Asia. The potential of termite attacks against wood...

    Authors: Yoko Okahisa, Chieko Narita and Tsuyoshi Yoshimura

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:41

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  16. The development of phloem fibers was investigated in poplars grown under artificially fixed conditions and under an artificially shortened annual cycle system that includes a dormancy phase. The phloem tissues...

    Authors: Kei’ichi Baba, Yuko Kurita and Tetsuro Mimura

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:40

    Content type: Note

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  17. African blackwood (ABW) (Dalbergia melanoxylon) mainly occurs in the coastal areas of East Africa, including in Tanzania and Mozambique, and its heartwood is commonly known to be one of the most valuable material...

    Authors: Kazushi Nakai, Moriyoshi Ishizuka, Seiichi Ohta, Jonas Timothy, Makala Jasper, Njabha M. Lyatura, Victor Shau and Tsuyoshi Yoshimura

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:39

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  18. This study was aimed at examining the mechanical performance of mortise and tenon joints reinforced with slot-in bamboo scrimber plates. 27 full-scale specimens were manufactured with engineered wood and bambo...

    Authors: Guofang Wu, Meng Gong, Yingchun Gong, Haiqing Ren and Yong Zhong

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:38

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  19. The scarcity of timber to supply the wood-based industries is one of the prevailing problems worldwide. Tree plantations are the remaining solutions to subdue the shortage of raw materials, at the same time se...

    Authors: Dennis M. Gilbero, Willie P. Abasolo, Miyuki Matsuo-Ueda and Hiroyuki Yamamoto

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:35

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  20. l-Coniferin (1L), which is an enantiomer of natural coniferin (d-coniferin (1D)), was prepared from l-glucose according to the conventional method for compound 1D. The reactivity of l-glucose and its derivatives ...

    Authors: Haruka Maeda, Taku Tsuyama, Keiji Takabe, Hiroshi Kamitakahara and Toshiyuki Takano

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:34

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  21. The tyrosinase 2 gene (tyr2) from two compatible strains of Grifola frondosa, the albino-type monokaryon strain IM-WM1-25 and the wild-type monokaryon strain IM-BM11-P21, were amplified and characterized (designa...

    Authors: Nobuhisa Kawaguchi, Mirai Hayashi, Fu-Chia Chen, Norihiro Shimomura, Takeshi Yamaguchi and Tadanori Aimi

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:32

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  22. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels are fabricated with their layers stacked crosswise. Owing to the low shear modulus and strength in the rolling shear direction, the shear properties of cross-layers influenc...

    Authors: Seiichiro Ukyo, Kenta Shindo and Atsushi Miyatake

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:31

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  23. Lignin is a biopolymer consisted of monolignols but the growth mechanism of lignin has not yet been elucidated. In this study, enzymatic dehydrogenative polymerization of dilignols, guaiacylglycerol-β-conifery...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Matsushita, Daisuke Baba, Dan Aoki and Kazuhiko Fukushima

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:29

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  24. As a follow-up report, the impregnation of wood pre-treated by compression at different moisture content (MC) conditions was systematically studied in terms of impregnation during the release of compression an...

    Authors: Youke Zhao, Xin Zhao, Ikuho Iida and Juan Guo

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:28

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  25. The chemical treatments applied to some lignocellulosic resources commonly used as building materials can influence their mechanical performance during service, and hence, this effect should be studied for str...

    Authors: Christian Gauss, Marzieh Kadivar and Holmer Savastano Jr.

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:27

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  26. The present study examined the Cs+-adsorption behavior of Japanese oak (Quercus serrata Thunb.) charcoal (OC) samples carbonized at 300, 500, and 700 °C to clarify the adsorption mechanisms from aqueous solution....

    Authors: Takayuki Yamagishi, Kaoru Nishikiori, Yasuji Kurimoto and Shigeru Yamauchi

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:26

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  27. Bamboo fiber-based composite made from crushed bamboo fiber, termed bamboo scrimber, has gained particular interest of researchers and manufacturers on account of its excellent mechanical characteristics and d...

    Authors: Yuxiang Huang, Yaohui Ji and Wenji Yu

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:25

    Content type: Review Article

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  28. Gloeophyllum trabeum is a potent filamentous fungus that rapidly decomposes lignocellulose. In the present study, we cloned the G. trabeum cel12a gene and expressed it in Pichia pastoris strain GS115. The purifie...

    Authors: Chi Hoon Oh, Chan Song Park, Yoon Gyo Lee, Younho Song and Hyeun-Jong Bae

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:24

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  29. The stress relaxation behavior of wood in the plastic region was measured by clamping wood specimens with bolts for up to 5 years under indoor environmental conditions. An initial stress was applied by displac...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Wakashima, Hidemaru Shimizu, Akihisa Kitamori, Doppo Matsubara, Koichiro Ishikawa and Yasushi Fujisawa

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:23

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  30. Alterations in the chemical composition of silver fir wood (Abies alba L.) during thermal treatment were investigated. The mass loss, extractives, saccharides, and lignin were determined. In both untreated and he...

    Authors: Viera Kučerová, Rastislav Lagaňa and Tatiana Hýrošová

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:21

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  31. In this study, three-layered Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) manufactured from Acacia mangium wood panels were developed by using two different types of adhesives, namely, phenol resorcinol formaldehyde (PRF) and on...

    Authors: Norwahyuni Mohd Yusof, Paridah Md Tahir, Seng Hua Lee, Mohammad Asim Khan and Redzuan Mohammad Suffian James

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:20

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  32. Diterpenoids are the main components of the byproducts discharged from sugi wood-drying process (BWP), making BWP a source of these useful compounds. Since there is no method for purifying these compounds from...

    Authors: Maiko Tsujimura, Manami Goto, Minori Tsuji, Yoshie Yamaji, Tatsuya Ashitani, Ken-ichi Kimura, Tatsuro Ohira and Hisayoshi Kofujita

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:19

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  33. Sulfuric acid lignin (SAL) is a byproduct of the acid saccharification of lignocellulosic materials for bio-fuel generation. The recalcitrant and highly complex structure of SAL significantly limits its indust...

    Authors: Qiang Liu, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Dan Aoki and Kazuhiko Fukushima

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:18

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  34. Enzymatic biomass saccharification is an important process for bioethanol production. Hitherto, numerous cellulase cocktails (crude enzyme) have been developed to improve enzymatic activity. For this purpose, ...

    Authors: Makiko Imai, Asako Mihashi, Tomoya Imai, Satoshi Kimura, Tomohiko Matsuzawa, Katsuro Yaoi, Nozomu Shibata, Hiroshi Kakeshita, Kazuaki Igarashi, Yoshinori Kobayashi and Junji Sugiyama

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:17

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  35. It was reported that sugi (Japanese cedar, Cryptomeria japonica) boards with pith had a greater partial compression strength perpendicular to the grain (σe) than sugi boards without pith. However, the reason for ...

    Authors: Yoshio Kijidani, Hideki Morita, Shiro Aratake, Taku Tsuyama and Takanori Arima

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:16

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  36. To produce practicable binderless laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and plywood, their water resistance needs to be improved. The objective of this study was to manufacture highly water-resistant binderless plywoo...

    Authors: Yoko Kurokochi, Wataru Hasegawa and Masatoshi Sato

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:15

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  37. After the article was published, an error was found in Fig. 2. The following change should be made to the figure in the published article. The change does not affect the conclusions of the article in any way.

    Authors: Harumi Ikei, Chorong Song, Juyoung Lee and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:13

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    The original article was published in Journal of Wood Science 2015 61:1495

  38. A new kind diesel particulate filter (DPF) with gear-shaped wood fiber filter element is researched and it has very low cost and less requirement for fuel quality. In this paper, the mathematical models of the...

    Authors: Danfeng Du, Xiurong Guo, Yuefeng Xu and Xiao Yang

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:12

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  39. Effects of preheating times (4, 8, and 12 min), preheating temperatures (75–210 °C, with 15 °C interval), and their interactions on structures and density profiles of sandwich compressed poplar wood (Populus × eu...

    Authors: Yanmei Wu, Li Qin, Rongfeng Huang, Zhiqiang Gao and Ren Li

    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2019 65:11

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