Fungal outbreak in a show cave
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Castañar de Ibor Cave (Spain) was discovered in 1967 and declared a Natural Monument in 1997. In 2003 the cave was opened to public visits. Despite of extensive control, on 26 August 2008 the cave walls and sediments appeared colonized by long, white fungal mycelia. This event was the result of an accidental input of detritus on the afternoon of 24 August 2008. We report here a fungal outbreak initiated by Mucor circinelloides and Fusarium solani and the methods used to control it.
Show Caves, Fungal Outbreak, Control Of Fungi, Mucor Circinelloides, Fusarium Solani
Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 408, no. 17 (2010-08-01).
Jurado, V.; Porca, E.; Cuezva, S.; Fernandez-Cortes, A.; Sanchez-Moral, S.; and Saiz-Jimenez, C., "Fungal outbreak in a show cave" (2010). KIP Articles. 2130.