Introduction to Biodeterioration

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This introductory text explains the ways in which living organisms attack materials, structures and manufactured products, and the ways in which such damage can be controlled and prevented. New molecular and genetic techniques are included in this updated and expanded second edition and regulatory and safety issues are emphasized. The authors provide a broad overview, suitable not only for biologists, but also for those in industry, commerce and local government who are concerned with the preservation and conservation of materials of economic or cultural importance. First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-42746-0

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Dennis Allsopp is formerly of the CAB International Mycological Institute, where he was Head of the Culture Collection and Industrial Services Division, and latterly the CAB International Biodiversity Coordinator. He has co-edited Smith's Industrial Mycology and Introduction to Biodeterioration.

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"The book is nicely expanded from the first edition, which I found so useful 20 years ago. ...the topics have been nicely expanded. I recommend this book to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of microbiology (and bugs and mice) into additional areas of biodeterioration research."
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