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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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Cave airflow mechanism of a crevice-type cave: A case study from Czechia
Martin Kašing and Jan Lenart

  • The first ever complex research of ventilation within a crevice-type cave
  • The rough value of ventilation of the Velká Ondrášova Cave corresponds to ~13,000–30,000 m3/day
  • Outdoor wind is suggested as an important trigger of the cave airflow
  • The temperature gradient explained ~80% of the analyzed cave airflow variability

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Culture dependent analysis of bacterial diversity in Canada’s Raspberry Rising Cave revealed antimicrobial properties
Soumya Ghosh, Gabrielle Kam, Monique Nijjer, Christian Stenner, and Naowarat Cheeptham

  • Microbiological study for marble cave in Canada
  • Microbial diversity (cultural-based approach) of marble cave of Canada
  • Anti-MDR activity from marble cave isolates

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Impacts of invasive rats on Hawaiian cave resources
Francis G. Howarth and Fred D. Stone

  • Invasive rats damage cave resources
  • Rats damage paleontological resources
  • Rats endanger cave life
  • Rats damage archaeological resources

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

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Survey of Histoplasma capsulatum in bat guano and status of histoplasmosis in Slovenia, Central Europe
Janez Mulec, Saša Simčič, Tadeja Kotar, Romina Kofol, and Sanja Stopinšek

  • The prevalence of Histoplasma capsulatum in Europe might be still underestimated
  • Histoplasma in cavers is commonly undetected
  • Clinical and environmental samples showing positive for Histoplasma should be re-evaluated with complementary molecular analyses
  • There is a lack of awareness of histoplasmosis among cave explorers and clinicians

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