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Subject: How does mold and mildew deteriorate manuscripts?

Date: Thu Jan 6 14:53:49 2005
Posted by Gabriela
Grade level: 10-12 School: Land O' Lakes High School
City: New Port Richey State/Province: Florida Country: USA
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 1105044829.Bc

I want to know what the mold and mildew use specifically to deteriorate
manuscripts. For example, Fibrobacter Succigenes is a bacteria found in the
cow's gut that breaks down cellulose; I want to know if there is a similar thing
in mildew or mold that does the same thing or not. I also need chemical
equations, if it is possible.

Re: How does mold and mildew deteriorate manuscripts?

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