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A world review of fungi, yeasts, and slime molds in caves
Karen J. Vanderwolf, David Malloch, Donald F. McAlpine, and Graham J. Forbes

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Tracer tests in karst hydrogeology and speleology
Nico Goldscheider, Joe Meiman, Michiel Pronk, and Christopher Smart

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Diversity and biocide susceptibility of fungal assemblages dwelling in the Art Gallery of Magura Cave, Bulgaria
Milena M. Mitova, Mihail Iliev, Alena Novakova, Anna A. Gorbushina, Veneta I. Groudeva, and Pedro M. Martin-Sanchez

  • Fungi from the Art Gallery were studied by cultivation and molecular analyses
  • Fungal diversity was clearly dominated by Penicillium and Aspergillus species
  • Abundant fungal growth associated with guanophilic species was detected on sediments
  • Scarce fungi were detected on rock surface of painted walls
  • The biocides OIT and BAC were effective inhibiting the in vitro growth of dominant fungi

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Active tectonics and earthquake destructions in caves of northern and central Switzerland
Arnfried Becker, Philipp Häuselmann, Jost Eikenberg, and Eric Gilli

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The morphology and development of Kalahroud Cave, Iran
Shirin Bahadorinia, Sayed Hassan Hejazi, Alireza Nadimi, Derek C. Ford, and Karine Wainer

  • Sub-horizontal maze cave in a cuesta of dipping limestones.
  • Drains along the strike to an a-periodic river gorge in arid mountains.
  • Morphology and sediment analysis show hypogene origin, with paragenesis.
  • Corrosion notch rooms contain precipitate sequences, ending with calcite rafts of Holocene age

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