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Marmoricola aurantiacus gen. nov., sp. nov., a coccoid member of the family Nocardioidaceae isolated from a marble statue.
A Gram-positive, aerobic bacterium with coccoid cells occurring singly, in pairs and in clusters was isolated from the surface of a marble statue. The peptidoglycan contain LL-diaminopimelic acid asExpand
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On the isolation of microcolonial fungi occurring on and in marble and other calcareous rocks
Several filamentous and microcolonial fungi (MCF) have been isolated from stone monuments and natural rock outcrops, mainly in the Mediterranean area. Most strains are characterized by melaninExpand
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Drought meets acid: three new genera in a dothidealean clade of extremotolerant fungi
Fungal strains isolated from rocks and lichens collected in the Antarctic ice-free area of the Victoria Land, one of the coldest and driest habitats on earth, were found in two phylogeneticallyExpand
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Microbial Diversity in Paleolithic Caves: A Study Case on the Phototrophic Biofilms of the Cave of Bats (Zuheros, Spain)
The biological colonization of rocks in the Cave of Bats (Cueva de Los Murciélagos, Zuheros, Spain) was studied in order to reveal the diversity of microorganisms involved in the biofilm formation.Expand
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Biodiversity of Geodermatophilaceae isolated from altered stones and monuments in the Mediterranean basin.
An investigation was made into the occurrence and biodiversity of Geodermatophilaceae on 78 samples of altered stone surfaces from 24 monuments and natural stones in the Mediterranean basin; it wasExpand
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Blastococcus saxobsidens sp. nov., and emended descriptions of the genus Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970 and Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970.
Ten Gram-positive, aerobic bacterial strains with coccoid cells occurring singly, in pairs, tetrads and small aggregates were isolated from the surface of marble and calcareous stones. TheExpand
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Colour changes of Notos calcareous sandstone as related to its colonisation by microorganisms
Abstract Studies were carried out in order to correlate changes in colour of rock surfaces, with bioreceptivity of calcarenite stone used to built the Baroque town of Noto (Syracuse, Sicily) and theExpand
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Effects of biocide treatments on the biofilm community in Domitilla's catacombs in Rome.
Different types of biofilms are widespread on lithic faces of the Catacombs of Domitilla (Rome, Italy) due to the favorable microclimatic conditions (temperature, high RH% and low irradiance). TheExpand
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Structural Interactions among Epilithic Cyanobacteria and Heterotrophic Microorganisms in Roman Hypogea
A bstractPhototrophic microbial communities present in the Roman Catacombs were characterized and different species of terrestrial epilithic cyanobacteria were found to occur as dominant organisms.Expand
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