L. Migliore

BIOLOGY FOR LIBRARY HERITAGE (Master Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage)

General Biology. The interactions between biology and cultural heritage. Organic constituents of the books. Study of the living. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Monera and fungi. Genetic code, reproduction, development.

Basic Ecology. Definitions and concepts. Ecological niche, habitat, distribution range. Resources and limiting factors. Abiotic and biotic factors. Levels of organization: population, community, ecosystem. Selection, adaptation, evolution.
The environment of libraries and archives. Influence of microclimate on the colonization and development of detrimental organisms. Preventive measures.