International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

The Official Journal of the International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society





Editor-in-Chief:J-D. Gu





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International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation publishes original research papers and reviews on the biological causes of deterioration or degradation.

– The causes may be macro– or microbiological, whose origins may be aerial, aquatic, or terrestrial.

– The effects may include corrosion, fouling, rotting, decay, infection, disfigurement, toxification, weakening or processes that liquefy, detoxify, or mineralize.

– The materials affected may include natural, synthetic or refined materials [such as metals, hydrocarbons and oils, foodstuffs and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cellulose and wood, plastics and polymers, fibres, paper, leather, waste materials or any other material of commercial importance]; and structures or systems [such as buildings, works of art, processing equipment, etc.] as well as hazardous wastes, and includes environmental and occupational health aspects resulting from the activities of the biological agents described above.

Papers on all aspects of cause, mode of action, treatment, protection and prevention, analysis and testing, detoxification, upgrading, commercial implications, biocides and substitutes and related areas are welcome. However, papers that are strictly related to engineering aspects of biotechnological processes and those that aim at developing or assessing mathematical-based predictive models used in the designing of biotechnological processes are excluded.

International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation is the Official Journal of the International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society.For more information visit the International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society website.


Materials scientists, applied and industrial microbiologists, microbiologists, food scientists.

Abstracting and Indexing

AGRICOLA, Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts, Biodeterioration Abstracts, Biology and Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, EMBASE, Elsevier BIOBASE, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, Forest Products Abstracts, MEDLINE®, Marine Biotechnology Abstracts, Metals Abstracts, Microbiology Abstracts, Nutrition Abstracts, Paper & Board Abstracts, SCISEARCH, Scopus, World Textile Abstracts
Editor in Chief R.J. Koestler Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863, USA, Editorial Assistant V. Koestler Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863, USA, Fax: +1 301 238 3709, Editors R. Boopathy Dept. of Biological Sciences, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA 70310, USA, C. Gaylarde Depto. de Solos, Fac. Agronomia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Avenida Bento Goncalves, 7712, 91500 PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, P.A. Geis 11955 Millstone Ct., Loveland, 45140, USA, J-D. Gu Dept. of Ecology and Biodiversity, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam Road, Sar, Hong Kong, M. Sylvestre Inst. Natl. de la recherche scientifique, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, H7v 1b7 531 rue des Prairies, Québec, Canada, H.A. Videla Faculty of Pure Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Plata, Avenue 51 No 337, 1900 La Plata, Argentina, Editorial Board D. Allsopp Westbrook, Northampton, UK, I. Beech University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, R.A. Blanchette University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA, J.A. Bumpus University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, USA, J.K.H. Cheung University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, B. Crook Health and Safety Laboratory, Sheffield, UK, M.H. Czechowski Doylestown, USA, K. Demnerova Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, S.P. Denyer Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, P. DePriest Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, MD, USA, H.-C. Flemming Universität Duisburg-Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Y. Hong Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Guangzhou, China, G. Howard Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, USA, Y. Jin Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, J. Kelley International Mycological Institute, Englefield Green, Egham, UK, F. Laborda Universidad de Alcalá, Alcala De Henares, Spain, R. Margesin Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Hötting, Austria, E. May University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, I. McIntyre Medical Examiner's Office, San Diego, CA, USA, C.J. McNamara Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA, J.A. Micales U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Madison, WI, USA, D.A. Moreno Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, L.H.G. Morton University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK, A.H. Neilson Stockholm, Sweden, V.R. Parshad Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, F.J. Passman Princeton, NJ, USA, F. Pohleven University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, D.E. Rawlings University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, D. Roberts University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA, C. Saiz-Jiminez Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain, W. Sand Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, R. Schneider Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, K.J. Seal Thor Specialities (UK) Ltd, Wincham, Northwich, UK, K.T. Smith U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Durham, NH, USA, M. Sondossi Weber State University, Ogden, UT, USA, C. Urzi Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy, J. Verran Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, J. Walker CAMR Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, T. Warscheid LBW-Bioconsult, Wiefelstede, Germany, K.A. Whitehead Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, H.-Q. Yu University of Science & Technology of China, Anhui, China, R. Zhang Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu Province, China, M. Zinn
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