Isolation and morphological characterization of fungi from deteriorated old Chinese manuscripts from Central Library Universitas Indonesia

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Abstract

Fungi, which cause deterioration of old Chinese manuscripts in Indonesia, are rarely known. The collected old Chinese manuscripts of Central Library Universitas Indonesia (Perpustakaan Pusat UI) showed a possible deterioration of fungi. The aims of this study were to isolate and morphologically characterize fungi from two deteriorated old Chinese manuscripts from Ruang Naskah Central Library Universitas Indonesia. The old Chinese manuscripts were observed for signs of biodeterioration by using stereomicroscope and two manuscripts were selected. Samples from the manuscripts were collected by using swab method with sterile cotton swabs. Fungal isolates were isolated by culture-dependent method on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA). Two deteriorated old Chinese manuscripts showed brown or black spots and spore formation on the surface of manuscripts. Six fungal isolates were selected based on morphological type differences according to the monographs. Based on morphological characteristics, five fungal isolates from the deteriorated old Chinese manuscripts belonged to four genera of the anamorphic fungi as follows: Cladosporium (1 isolate), Curvularia (2 isolates), Penicillium (1 isolate), and Sarocladium (1 isolate). One isolate could not be morphologically characterized to the genus level. This study showed that fungi from various genera could be isolated from deteriorated old Chinese manuscripts. Phylogeny-based identification using the data set of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences is required to determine the species identities of the fungal strains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2017, ISCPMS 2017
EditorsRatna Yuniati, Terry Mart, Ivandini T. Anggraningrum, Djoko Triyono, Kiki A. Sugeng
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018
Event3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2017, ISCPMS 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Jul 201727 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2023
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2017, ISCPMS 2017
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBali
Period26/07/1727/07/17

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