Role of Bacterial Communities to Prevent the Microbial Growth on Cultural Heritage

  • Hina Upadhyay
  • Vandna Chhabra
  • Jatinder SinghEmail author


Different microorganisms have a considerable and important role in maintenance and prevention of cultural heritage buildings or different materials from deterioration. They have key role in deterioration processes. So, there is an urgent need to upgrade and apply new technologies and methods to identify the responsible microorganisms and manage them by using eco-friendly methods. However, there is a common consent that microorganisms play a significant role in the deterioration of cultural heritage, along with the same few microbes also play a significant role as a biocleaning agents, for the conservation of such type of materials. Recent research is carried out in this field where few microbial especially bacterial strains have been utilized as bio cleaning agents, which are frequently used in the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage. In this book chapter, we are highlighting the concerned common deteriorating agents and its control by using different strategies, with reference to the role of various kinds of bacterial communities for the management of such kind of problems in historical-cultural materials.


Biodeterioration Cultural heritage Sulphate-utilizing microbes Biocleaning technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AgronomySchool of Agriculture, Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharIndia
  2. 2.Department of HorticultureSchool of Agriculture, Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharIndia

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