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Deterioration of an Etruscan tomb by bacteria from the order Rhizobiales

AuthorsDíaz Herráiz, Marta ; Jurado, Valme ; Cuezva, Soledad ; Laiz Trobajo, L. ; Pallecchi, Pasquino; Tiano, Piero; Sánchez Moral, Sergio ; Sáiz-Jiménez, Cesáreo
KeywordsMicrobiology techniques
Soil microbiology
Issue Date9-Jan-2014
PublisherNature Publishing Group
CitationScientific Reports 4: 3610 (2014)
AbstractThe Etruscan civilisation originated in the Villanovan Iron Age in the ninth century BC and was absorbed by Rome in the first century BC. Etruscan tombs, many of which are subterranean, are one of the best representations of this culture. The principal importance of these tombs, however, lies in the wall paintings and in the tradition of rich burial, which was unique in the Mediterranean Basin, with the exception of Egypt. Relatively little information is available concerning the biodeterioration of Etruscan tombs, which is caused by a colonisation that covers the paintings with white, circular to irregular aggregates of bacteria or biofilms that tend to connect each other. Thus, these colonisations sometimes cover extensive surfaces. Here we show that the colonisation of paintings in Tomba del Colle is primarily due to bacteria of the order Rhizobiales (Alphaproteobacteria), which were likely influenced by the neighbouring rhizosphere community and the availability of nutrients from root exudates.
Description7 páginas, 4 figuras, 29 referencias.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep03610
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