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Dry rot is a defect caused in timber in which wood is converted into dry powder form by fungi. Which of the following statements about dry rot is not correct?

(a) Unseasoned softwoods cannot be easily attacked by dry rot

(b) It usually occurs at places where there is no free circulation of air

(c) If the storage of timber after its felling is not done properly, it is liable for the attack of dry rot

(d) It is not essential to have damp conditions for the development of dry rot

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Right answer is (a) Unseasoned softwoods cannot be easily attacked by dry rot

Easy explanation: Dry rot is a defect caused in timber in which wood is converted into dry powder form by fungi. It usually occurs at those places where the free circulation of air is absent. It is found that unseasoned softwoods are easily attacked by dry rot.

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