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Biotechnology and Conservation of Cultural Heritage

  • Franco Palla
  • Giovanna Barresi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Enza Di Carlo, Giovanna Barresi, Franco Palla
    Pages 1-30
  3. Paola De Nuntiis, Franco Palla
    Pages 31-48
  4. Giovanna Barresi, Matteo Cammarata, Franco Palla
    Pages 49-65
  5. Annalisa Balloi, Franco Palla
    Pages 67-84
  6. Franco Palla, Giovanna Barresi, Rosa Maria Chisesi, Mattero Cammarata, Enza Di Carlo, Sandro Drago et al.
    Pages 85-100

About this book

Introduction

This book provides detailed insights into the role of microorganisms and microbial products in biodeterioration, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. Topics to be discussed are microbial colonization and their growth control on both artworks and aerosol of indoor environments such as libraries or museums, as well as human health hazard from exposure to microbial agents. In addition innovative biotechnological protocols and strategies for the removal of undesired layers on artwork surfaces are described in detail. Also the advances and perspectives in this emerging biotechnological field are discussed, supported by the latest original findings.

Keywords

Aerobiology Antimicrobial peptides Biodeterioration Biohazard Microbial colonizers

Editors and affiliations

  • Franco Palla
    • 1
  • Giovanna Barresi
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Biology and Biotechnologies for Cultural HeritageUniversity of Palermo - Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and TechnologiesPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of Biology and Biotechnologies for Cultural HeritageUniversity of Palermo - Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and TechnologiesPalermoItaly

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