Morphology of fungal stains on paper characterized with multi-scale and multi-sensory surface metrology


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Pigmentation of paper induced by fungi is one of the most complex phenomenons because it involves living organisms growing on a heterogeneous paper substrate. A novel approach to the study of interfaces of fungi and paper in black stains produced by pigmented Dematiaceous fungi with meristematic growth was undertaken applying surface metrology techniques: confocal laser SCANNING 36:76–85, 2014. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.