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Title: From Macro to Micro and from Micro to Nano
Alternative title / Subtitle: the evolution of the information content preservation of biological wet specimen collections
Authors: Μανιάτης, Νικόλαος
Παναγιάρης, Γεώργιος
Maniatis, Nikolaos
Panagiaris, Georgios
Contributors: Γιαννακόπουλος, Γεώργιος Α. (συντ.)
Σακκάς, Δαμιανός Π. (συντ.)
Item type: Conference publication
Conference Item Type: Full Paper
Keywords: Biomolecules;Conservation;Συντήρηση;Wet specimen;Υγρό δείγμα;Βιομόρια;Biological collections;Βιολογικές συλλογές
Subjects: Visual Arts
Monuments--Conservation and restoration
Μνημεία συντήρηση και αποκατάσταση
Issue Date: 28-Apr-2015
Date of availability: 28-Apr-2015
Abstract: The technological and scientific improvements of the past decades, such as the discovery and the possibility of DNA extraction, have upgraded the role of biological collections towards the social and scientific development. As result of that, the need for preservation of these collections has been a priority. Present work investigates the corrosion mechanism of fluid – preserved specimens by a comparative observation of samples that have been preserved in three different solutions (ethanol, neutral formalin and acetic acids-ethanol solution) followed by artificial corrosive environmental conditions of high temperature (50oC) and ultraviolet radiation, similar to those of a museum environment. The investigation of deterioration mechanisms, undertaken by observations and evaluation of nine criteria that describe the preservation status of the samples. The results of this research project can constitute a basic tool for the understanding of interaction mechanisms between the museum environmental conditions and the specimens, as well as a start for further investigation of subject.
Language: English
Citation: Maniatis, N. and Panagiaris, G. (2011). From Macro to Micro and from Micro to Nano: the evolution of the information content preservation of biological wet specimen collections. International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2011), Kos Island, Greece, 29 September - 3 Octomber 2011. pp. 268-271. Available from:
Conference: International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2011)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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