Bacterial and fungal deterioration of the Milan Cathedral marble treated with protective synthetic resins.

@article{Cappitelli2007BacterialAF,
  title={Bacterial and fungal deterioration of the Milan Cathedral marble treated with protective synthetic resins.},
  author={Francesca Cappitelli and Pamela Principi and Roberta Pedrazzani and Lucia Toniolo and Claudia Sorlini},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2007},
  volume={385 1-3},
  pages={
          172-81
        }
}
Surfaces are continuously exposed to physical, chemical and biological degradation. Among the biological agents that cause deterioration, microorganisms are of critical importance. This work is part of a research programme for the characterisation of the alterations of the Milan Cathedral (Italy). Four stone samples of the Milan Cathedral were chemically analysed and the microbiological growth assessed. X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that calcite was always present in each sample and one sample… CONTINUE READING
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