Mold attack on frescoes and stone walls of Gradac monastery

Zbornik Matice Srpske za Prirodne Nauke. 2011;2011(120):339-343 DOI 10.2298/ZMSPN1120337S


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Journal Title: Zbornik Matice Srpske za Prirodne Nauke

ISSN: 0352-4906 (Print)

Publisher: Matica srpska

LCC Subject Category: Science: Science (General)

Country of publisher: Serbia

Language of fulltext: English

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Stupar Miloš Č.

Ljaljević-Grbić Milica V.

Vukojević Jelena B.

Jelikić Aleksa A.


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Abstract | Full Text

Microfungi can colonize stone surfaces and form sub-aerial biofilms which can lead to biodeterioration of historic monuments. In this investigation samples for mycological analyses were collected from stone material with visible alteration on stone walls of Gradac monastery exterior. The prevailing fungi found on stone walls were dematiaceous hyphomycetes with melanized hyphae and reproductive structures (Alternaria, Aureobasidium, Cladosporium and Epicoccum species). The frescoes inside the monastery building were also analyzed for the presence of mycobiota. The predominant fungi found on frescoes were osmophilic species from genera Aspergillus and Penicillium. The significant result is identification of human pathogen species Aspergillus fumigatus on frescoes.