Special Issue "Fungal Biodeterioration"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 4210
2. Fitolab, Laboratory for Phytopathology, Instituto Pedro Nunes, 3030-199 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: mycology; biodeterioration; cultural heritage; genetics; phytopathology
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Application of Biology to Cultural Heritage II
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Interests: mycology; fungal taxonomy; -omics; culture-dependent methods; rock-inhabiting fungi; cultural heritage biodeterioration
Being enormously versatile, ubiquitous and metabolically diverse organisms, fungi are able to grow on a vast number of valuable cultural heritage artifacts and building materials, contributing to the development of drastic biodeterioration phenomena. Due to their physical and chemical actions, they are regarded as one of the most important groups of microorganisms contributing to the deterioration of cultural heritage artifacts, monuments and buildings. During recent years, -omics technologies have revolutionized the way we understand the fungal diversity on these supports, while also helping to understand some of their metabolic functions and their deteriorative by-products. On the other hand, these techniques have also highlighted that many cultural heritage and building materials are inhabited by various still-unknown fungal species, the biodeteriorative properties of which remain unidentified. Moreover, multiple specific fungal biodeterioration mechanisms have recently started to be deeply characterized. Understanding how the diversity of these microorganisms is shaped and how their action affects cultural heritage and building materials worldwide is imperative for the development of control measures and for the preservation of these treasures for future generations.
This Special Issue will focus specifically on biodeteriorating fungi, and aims to publish outstanding cutting-edge studies shedding light on the fungal diversity and biodeterioration mechanisms affecting cultural heritage and building materials.
Dr. António Manuel Santos Carriço Portugal
Dr. João Trovão
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- wooden materials
- stone materials
- stone monuments
- wall paintings
- funerary accessories
- enzymatic action
- acid attack
- black fungi
- culture-dependent methods