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.
Bacillus bacteria may help in restoration of ancient paintings
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