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- May, Eric, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Environmental microbiology reports 2019 v.11 no.2 pp. 147-154
- Archaea; biodegradation; carbon dioxide fixation; corrosion; cultural heritage; dry environmental conditions; ecosystems; energy; genes; microbial communities; microorganisms; nitrogen; nutrients; recycling; ribosomal RNA; salinity; sandstone; sulfur; temperature; United Kingdom
- ... Previous studies on microbes associated with deterioration of cultural heritage (CH) stoneworks have revealed a diverse microbiota adapted to stresses such as low nutrients, aridity and high salinity, temperatures and radiation. However, the function of these pioneer microbial communities is still unclear. This study examines bacterial and archaeal diversity in exfoliated and dark encrustation san ...