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Microbes are art-wreckers; they damage everything from ancient paintings to stone monuments. However, not all microbes pose a threat to art—in fact, some microorganisms are being recognized for their ability to restore it.
Scientists have sequenced rock-inhabiting microbial communities from 10 sandstone rocks collected from the Joshua tree National Park in California.
Cyanobacterial blooms are on the rise owing to many factors, including climate change. Many species produce potent cyanotoxins that are harmful to animals, plants and humans and pose a serious threat to the environment.