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Stone pp 154-163 | Cite as

Stone Decay by Plants and Animals

  • Erhard M. Winkler
Part of the Applied Mineralogy book series (MINERALOGY, volume 4)

Abstract

Plants and animals can attack stone to a large extent both by mechanical and by chemical action. While the action of higher plants may be both mechanical and chemical, bacteria, the lowest kind of life, attack by chemical means only. The biotic decay is very complex and this topic has been deplorably neglected in the past.

Keywords

Carbonate Rock Heterotrophic Bacterium Radial Pressure Stone Surface American Zoologist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erhard M. Winkler
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Science, Department of GeologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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