Microbial diversity in biodeteriorated Greek historical documents dating back to the 19th and 20th century: A case study

@article{Karakasidou2018MicrobialDI,
  title={Microbial diversity in biodeteriorated Greek historical documents dating back to the 19th and 20th century: A case study},
  author={Kiriaki Karakasidou and K. Nikolouli and G. Amoutzias and A. Pournou and Christos Manassis and G. Tsiamis and D. Mossialos},
  journal={MicrobiologyOpen},
  year={2018},
  volume={7}
}
  • Kiriaki Karakasidou, K. Nikolouli, +4 authors D. Mossialos
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • MicrobiologyOpen
  • Paper documents in archives, libraries, and museums often undergo biodeterioration by microorganisms. Fungi and less often bacteria have been described to advance paper staining, so called “foxing” and degradation of paper substrates. In this study, for the first time, the fungal and bacterial diversity in biodeteriorated paper documents of Hellenic General State Archives dating back to the 19th and 20th century has been assessed by culture‐dependent and independent methods. The internally… CONTINUE READING
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