International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023


Fungal Involvement in Bio Weathering of Historical Monument with Reference to Gopinath Temple at Gopeshwar Town, Chamoli, Uttrakhand, India

Sanjay Prasad Gupta [2]


Abstract: Fungi are complex communities of microorganisms that damage historic monuments. The present study was made to examine the diversity of fungi associated with deteriorated monument sites. In the present investigation, 10 samples were collected from various portions of deteriorating sites of Gopinath temple at Gopeshwar Town of Chamoli district, Uttrakhand. Five fungal species isolated from deteriorated monument sites are reported in this paper. The most frequent isolated fungal species from the historic monument sites are Aspergillus niger. Present biological and mycological investigations focused on bio-deterioration of said monument by various fungal species.


Keywords: Bio-deterioration, monument, fungi, stone, hyphae, mycelium, ruins, cultural media, heritage, cultural property


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 356 - 358


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