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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Biofouling of Crypts of Historical and Architectural Interest at La Plata Cemetery (Argentina).
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Conservation of the cultural heritage,
  • Restoration of the cultural heritage
Information
Abstract
Cemeteries are part of the cultural heritage of urban communities, containing funerary crypts and monuments of historical and architectural interest. Efforts aimed at the conservation of these structures must target not only the abiotic stresses that cause their destruction, such as light and humidity, but also biofouling by biotic agents. The purpose of this study was to assess the development of biofouling of several historically and architecturally valuable crypts at La Plata Cemetery (Argentina). Samples obtained from the biofilms, lichens, and fungal colonies that had developed on the marble surfaces and cement mortar of these crypts were analyzed by conventional microbiological techniques and by scanning electron microscopy. The lichens were identified as Caloplaca austrocitrina, Lecanora albescens, Xanthoparmelia farinosa and Xanthoria candelaria, the fungi as Aspergillus sp., Penicillium sp., Fusarium sp., Candida sp. and Rhodotorula sp., and the bacteria as Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp. The mechanisms by which these microorganisms cause the aesthetic and biochemical deterioration of the crypts are discussed.
International
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JCR
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Title
Journal of Cultural Heritage
ISBN
1296-2074
Impact factor JCR
1,079
Impact info
Volume
13
doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2011.11.002
Journal number
3
From page
339
To page
344
Month
JULIO
Ranking
Área: Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; IF (2011): 1,079; Posición: 121 de 232; Cuartil: Q3
Participants
  • Autor: Patricia S Guiamet (Universidad de La Plata (Argentina))
  • Autor: Vilma Rosato (Universidad de La Plata (Argentina))
  • Autor: Sandra Gómez de Saravia (Universidad de La Plata (Argentina))
  • Autor: Ana Maria Garcia Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego Alejandro Moreno Gomez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Bioingeniería y Materiales (BIO-MAT)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Ciencia de los Materiales
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