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Purple spot damage dynamics investigated by an integrated approach on a 1244 A.D. parchment roll from the Secret Vatican Archive
Ancient parchments are commonly attacked by microbes, producing purple spots and detachment of the superficial layer. Neither standard cultivation nor molecular methods (DGGE) solved the issue:Expand
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Three ancient documents solve the jigsaw of the parchment purple spot deterioration and validate the microbial succession model
The preservation of cultural heritage is one of the major challenges of today’s society. Parchments, a semi-solid matrix of collagen produced from animal skin, are a significant part of the culturalExpand
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Parchment processing and analysis: Ionizing radiation treatment by the REX source and multidisciplinary approach characterization.
Library material, and thus parchment, is frequently subjected to bio-deterioration processes caused by microorganisms. Fungi and bacteria cause alterations in the parchment inducing, in some cases,Expand
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Parchment disinfection treatment by ionizing radiation
The application of science and technology to the knowledge and protection of cultural heritage can help the experts in conservation of historical assets to develop new strategies.A multidisciplinaryExpand
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