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This species contains a quinone pigment called xylindein,a dimeric naphthoquinone derivative, whose structure was determined by spectroscopic means in the 1960s and laterconfirmed by X-ray crystallography. It is this compound that is responsible for the characteristic bluish-green stain of wood infected by this species, used today in decorative woodworking such as Tunbridge ware and parquetry.The use of this wood, known as “green oak”, goes back to 15th century Italy, where it was used in intarsiapanels made by Fra Giovanni da Veroni
In the winter, for about five months or from January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the surface, you can see an astounding 130 feet below you. Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature.
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