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Early detection of toxigenic fungi on maize by hyperspectral imaging analysis.
Fungi can grow on many food commodities. Some fungal species, such as Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, Aspergillus niger and Fusarium spp., can produce, under suitable conditions,Expand
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Salinity and Bacterial Diversity: To What Extent Does the Concentration of Salt Affect the Bacterial Community in a Saline Soil?
In this study, the evaluation of soil characteristics was coupled with a pyrosequencing analysis of the V2-V3 16S rRNA gene region in order to investigate the bacterial community structure andExpand
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The extreme environment of a library: Xerophilic fungi inhabiting indoor niches
The use of Compactus shelves by libraries and archives is a good solution to optimize the storage space and prevent dust deposits on books. However, they are probably the cause of severe cases ofExpand
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Use of biochemical indices in the mediterranean environment: comparison among soils under different forest vegetation.
In the present study, soil biomass activity, organic carbon storage, and turnover times were compared in adjacent mediterranean biotopes with different forest vegetation, to analyze the effects ofExpand
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Application of molecular techniques for identification of fungal communities colonising paper material
Archives and libraries all over the world suffer from biodeterioration of writings caused by microorganisms, especially fungi. With traditionally used culture-dependent methods, only a small amountExpand
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The revenge of time: fungal deterioration of cultural heritage with particular reference to books, paper and parchment.
Hyphomycetous fungi - so called 'mould'- are the most important agents of biodeterioration in museums, museums' storage rooms, in libraries, collections and restoration studios. Fungi are able toExpand
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Molecular and Microscopical Investigation of the Microflora Inhabiting a Deteriorated Italian Manuscript Dated from the Thirteenth Century
This case study shows the application of nontraditional diagnostic methods to investigate the microbial consortia inhabiting an ancient manuscript. The manuscript was suspected to be biologicallyExpand
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Fungal bioleaching of mineral components in a twentieth-century illuminated parchment
In this work, we applied scanning electron microscopy (SEM), microanalysis and Raman spectroscopy to study the fungi inhabiting a richly illuminated parchment document and the damage induced by theirExpand
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Mould Growth on Library Materials Stored in Compactus-Type Shelving Units
Compactus-type shelving is widely used for the storage of items in libraries, archives and museums, since it allows for a more efficient use of space, provides adequate protection against dust, andExpand
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Biodeterioration of paper : A SEM study of fungal spoilage reproduced under controlled conditions
Biodeterioration phenomena represent a complex of physical and chemical alteration processes in various materials, such as those constituting the objects that represent our cultural heritage. TheExpand
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