Following the discovery of discoloration on some pages of the Atlantic Codex (AC) of Leonardo da Vinci kept in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, some investigations have been carried out to verify the presence of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi. To verify the presence of microorganisms a noninvasive method of sampling has been used that was efficient and allowed us to highlight the microbial facies of the material that was examined using conventional microbiological techniques. The microclimatic conditions in the storage room as well as the water content of the volume were also assessed. The combined observations allowed the conclusion that the discoloration of suspected biological origin on some pages of AC is not related to the presence or current attack of microbial agents.
Microbiological analysis of surfaces of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Atlantic Codex : biodeterioration risk / G. Tarsitani, C. Moroni, F. Cappitelli, G. Pasquariello, O. Maggi. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 1687-918X. - 2014(2014 Dec 11), pp. 214364.1-214364.7.
|Titolo:||Microbiological analysis of surfaces of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Atlantic Codex : biodeterioration risk|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/16 - Microbiologia Agraria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||11-dic-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/214364|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|