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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
- L. Migliore, Maria Cristina Thaller, +4 authors A. Rubechini
- Biology, Medicine
- Scientific Reports
- 7 September 2017
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