Web Date: April 3, 2012
Technique Sniffs Out Mold In Film Archives
Like humans, fungi have a taste for old movies. Unfortunately, the microbes prefer to eat than watch the cellulose acetate film. This moldy predilection destroys valuable film in archives and poses safety concerns to conservators who are exposed to the fungal spores. Now researchers have developed a technique to detect the odor profile of fungi that have digested a meal of . . .
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