Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Efficacy of fungal biodeterioration on stone monuments

Sathya S.
No: 40/1BA Store, Thelunga chetty Street, Woraiyur, Trichirappalli-620003.

Abstract

Fungal ability in production of organic acid have crucial role in discoloration and degradation of different types of stone in cultural heritage objects. The aim of work was to study the Microfungi community on stone deteriorated Sample which were collected from Murugan Temple and Vinayagar Temple at Manapparai, both in Tamilnadu. Stone objects may support novel communities of microorganisms that are active in biodeterioration process. In this Research work, the ability of fungi producing Organic acids were analysed, Five fungi isolates were identified. Additionally, Growth rate of fungal isolates were observed in three different Enrichment medium (Glucose, Sucrose & Maltose as Carbon Source).The Wet and Dry weight of fungal mat was measured. The dry weight biomass was maximum in maltose enriched medium.

Biodeterioration, Biomass, Dry and wet weight, Enrichment medium, Organic acids, Phenol red

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Sathya, S. (2019). Efficacy of fungal biodeterioration on stone monuments. Environment Conservation Journal, 20(1&2), 27-30.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2019.1008.1204

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Received: 25.10.2018

Revised: 24.02.2019

Accepted: 16.05.2019

First Online: 20.06. 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2019.1008.1204

Publisher Name:  Action for Sustainable Efficacious Development and Awareness (ASEA)

Print ISSN: 0972-3099           

Online ISSN:2278-5124