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Bacillus bacteria may help in restoration of ancient paintings

Bacillus bacteria may come to the rescue of ancient paintings whose luster has been dulled by microbes dining on their pigments. "As a starting point, Bacillus compounds might be applied as a mild alcoholic solution to the reverse of paintings, protecting this surface from attack by potentially dangerous microbes," said Elisabetta Caselli, lead author of a study on the findings published in PLOS ONE.

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