Circumstantial evidence is presented which indicates that Polyporus volvatus is parasitic.

Cultures of Polyporus volvatus and Fomes igniarius may be obtained from the young sporophores by the tissue method.

In Polyporus volvatus the presence of the following enzymes was demonstrated: esterase, maltase, lactase, sucrase, raffinase, diastase, inulase, cellulase, hemicellulase, glucosidase, rennet, and catalase.

In Fomes igniarius the presence of the following enzymes was demonstrated: esterase, maltase, lactase, sucrase, raffinase, diastase, inulase, cellulase, hemicellulase, glucosidase, urease, rennet, and catalase.

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