Unmasking the measles-like parchment discoloration: molecular and microanalytical approach

@inproceedings{Piar2015UnmaskingTM,
  title={Unmasking the measles-like parchment discoloration: molecular and microanalytical approach},
  author={Guadalupe Pi{\~n}ar and Katja Sterflinger and F Pinzari},
  booktitle={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2015}
}
Many ancient parchments are defaced by red or purple maculae associated with localized destruction of collagen fibres. Although the main characteristics of this damage were present in most of the manuscripts analysed by many authors, no common microbial or fungal denominator has been found so far, and little or no correspondence between the microbial or fungal species isolated from materials could be addressed. In this study, culture-independent molecular methods and scanning electron… CONTINUE READING
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