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Naturwissenschaften

, Volume 88, Issue 8, pp 351–354 | Cite as

Fungal bioturbation paths in a compact disk

  • Javier Garcia-Guinea
  • Victor Cárdenes
  • Angel T. Martínez
  • Maria Martínez
Short Communication

Abstract.

We report here on bioturbation traces, with micro-dendrite textures, composed of a mixture of altered aluminum and polycarbonate, which have been developed in a common compact disk (CD), destroying information pits. Fungal hyphae proliferated in these deteriorated zones, and Geotrichum-type fungus was isolated from surface-sterilized CD fragments. The severe biodeterioration described is attributed to the slow growth of this arthroconidial fungus on the CD material in the tropical indoor environment of Belize, Central America (~30°C, ~90% humidity).

Keywords

Polycarbonate Compact Disk Trichosporon Airborne Fungal Spore Cell Wall Chemistry 
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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Garcia-Guinea
    • 1
  • Victor Cárdenes
    • 1
  • Angel T. Martínez
    • 2
  • Maria Martínez
    • 2
  1. 1.Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, SpainSpain
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CSIC, C/ Velázquez 144, 28006 Madrid, SpainSpain

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